When to Drink Wine

While I was in Sicily, Cirò Biondi showed me a fascinating app that tells you whether you’ll get the most out of your wine today or if you consider waiting for a more auspicious time. The app is based on 55 years of research into biodynamic rhythms by Maria Thun, who made calculations according to lunar and solar cycles, star constellations and movements of the planets for her annual Biodynamic Calendar. You can still buy the annual calendar (Link), or now, the app.(When Wine App), both are updated yearly by her son since her death in 2012.

The theory behind the calendar/app is that there are different kinds of energy on: Root Days, Leaf Days, Fruit Days and Flower days. The best for drinking wine seems to be Fruit and Flower Days, so it might be worth getting some wine ready for these days. Wine can be ordered online these days, making it easier for people to access it. People can even get bottles of wine in a case delivered to their home, so there is no reason why people wouldn’t be able to get some wine ready for these Flower and Fruit days. Even though this app sounds kooky, people are gathering anecdotal and more scientific research that seems to support the theory.

With the App, you can look both at a given day (above) and a given week (below). To me, it all makes sense. I’ve already noticed the difference of my own “energy” and how different a wine can taste if I’m happy and relaxed, tired and frustrated, in a romantic mood, etc….so I’m sure the “energy” of the universe makes a difference, too.

The app is free. If you try it and like it, you can buy the annual calendar for 99 cents.


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