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Oregon State University Press
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Could cow horns, vortexes, and the words of a prophet named Rudolf Steiner hold the key to producing the most alluring wines in the world—and to saving the planet?

In Voodoo Vintners, wine writer Katherine Cole reveals the mysteries of biodynamic winegrowing, tracing its practice from Paleolithic times to the finest domaines in Burgundy today. At the epicenter of the American biodynamic revolution are the Oregon winemakers who believe that this spiritual style of farming results in the truest translations of terroir and the purest pinot noirs possible.

Cole introduces these “voodoo vintners,” examining their motivations and rationalizations and explaining why the need to farm biodynamically courses through their blood. Her engaging narrative answers the call of oenophiles everywhere for more information about this “beyond organic” style of winemaking.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vi-vi
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  1. preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter One: In the Old Country
  2. pp. 11-26
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  1. Chapter Two: The Gospel of Rudolf Steiner
  2. pp. 27-41
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  1. Chapter Three: The Banality of Cow Horns and Broomsticks
  2. pp. 42-60
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  1. Chapter Four: Science ... or Sci-Fi?
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. Chapter Five: The Neo-Naturalists
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. Chapter Six: The Burgundians
  2. pp. 86-96
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  1. Chapter Seven: The Oregonians
  2. pp. 97-108
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  1. Chapter Eight: Big Biodynamics
  2. pp. 109-119
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  1. Chapter Nine: The Glam Factor
  2. pp. 120-135
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  1. Chapter Ten: The Green Factor
  2. pp. 136-147
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  1. Chapter Eleven: The Naysayers
  2. pp. 148-159
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  1. Chapter Twelve: Laly Ahnkuttie
  2. pp. 160-168
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  1. Notes on Sources
  2. pp. 169-176
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 177-182
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  1. back cover
  2. pp. 183-183
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