Compost (/ˈkɒmpɒst/ or /ˈkɒmpoʊst/) is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials.
Posts about Compost
  • A sensory epiphany.

    … immersed in the daily changes in ones immediate environment - there is constant awareness of exactly where one is on the viticultural calendar. My olfactory epiphany today was triggered by the smell of compost in the air: a neighbouring vineyard was spreading composted grape pomace amongst the vines, a typical vineyard operation this time of year…

    Vinsanityin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • A Blanck slate in Alsace

    …. The other three are Pinot Noir, published (as noted within the link), back in September. Tasting with Philippe Blanck, Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Blanc Classique 2013 Has an unoaked Chardonnay approach, from early-ripening fruit vinified in a clean, fresh style. The soils are gravel, sand and south-facing clay and limestone. The vintage is what…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Garnacha With Love

    … for tapas and Spanish entrees but paired equally well with chili, Mexican, and a spicy chicken stir-fry. PDM Pagos del Mancayo, Garnacha 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain. 14% ABV, Online from $12-14/bottle. Deep violet color, nose of blue and black young fruit with green vegetation, and a hint of dank compost. On the palate, the fruit is muted yet…

    jvb uncorked- 1 readers -
  • Barolo in the spotlight: Barolo Boys and Barolo & Barbaresco

    … and consumers lavished praise on the new style and opened their pocketbooks for the wines imported by Marco de Grazia, among others. While the stylistic clash was heated for a while, it has largely been relegated to the compost pile of history: many of the “modernists” now use larger formats than just barriques, incorporating both new and used…

    Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

    … What exactly is Biodynamic Wine and why is it so controversial? Find out about biodynamic wines including how they’re made and how they taste. A Guide To Biodynamic Wine Some call it “Hippie, dippy, wacky commune back to the Earth zeitgeist” while proponents claim that it permits the only true expression of terroir. Are biodynamic wines really…

    Hilarie Larson/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy

    … winemaker, author and blogger living in Napa, CA. She is the Winemaker for Garnet Vineyards among other consulting projects and is the author of The Winemaker’s Answer Book. When she has time, she plays tennis, cooks for friends and family, writes the occasional wine article and loves to hear the odd ghost story. contact: Twitter: @alisoncrowewine LinkedIn: Alison Crowe The post Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy appeared first on Girl and The Grape. …

    Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape- 3 readers -
  • WineChat: Old York Cellars 2013 Vidal Blanc

    … This is Drink Local Wine Week, but last week I was treated to my first New Jersey wine, the 2013 Vidal Blanc from Old York Cellars. While not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas, they are members of the Garden State Wine Growers and Vintage North Jersey. Old York Cellars boasts 25 beautiful acres of preserved farmland and 13…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 5 readers -
  • OMG!

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar Orange muscat grapes, that is. Vinomaker and I picked our Orange muscat (OM) today. Well, what was left of it. Looking almost like something that had escaped from my compost bin, Vinomaker had deliberately delayed harvesting the OM in the hopes of making a late harvest wine. OM clusters are rather…

    Vinsanity- 1 readers -
  • Tasting #15 – The 2009s – Four Years On

    … Pinots from Vancouver Island, the Similkameen & Okangan Valleys and a Spatburgunder Notes: Palate follows nose, savoury, cherries, wine in balance, good quality, simple -JG Savoury fruit, blueberry and chestnut echoes, balanced – BG Chalky tannins in balance with subdued fruit and crisp, food friendly acidity-Jacquelin G #1 Arns und Sohn…

    BC Pinot Noirin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
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