The Good Life France Magazine




The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...


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Summer 2022, issue No. 30

Discover captivating Corsica, the island of beauty and glitzy, cinematic Cannes. Explore Antibes, less well known than it's neighbours Nice and Cannes, it's incredibly pretty and authentic, and the Camargue in the south of France where wild white horses and pink flamingoes roam. Come with us to arty Arles, historic Agincourt and Aisne in Picardy - the ancient cradle of France. Meet artisan gin makers in Cognac, discover the prune route of France, fabulous recipes, guides, gorgeous photos, the best tours, what's new in France and delicious recipes - and more...

Green wines of France…

Green wines of France… 60 | The Good Life France

Winegrowers in France are going big on biodynamic viticulture. Over the last few years, wine growers have turned to organic methods of caring for the vines – not just because of concern for the environment but because of the high quality of the wines that result. Phillip Reddaway of Rhone Wine Holidays explains how this growing movement is set to stay… What are biodynamic wines all about? Biodynamic wine culture is essentially organic farming-plus. Biodynamics as a philosophy of farming was the brainchild of Austrian-born philosopher, spiritualist and intellectual Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). At the core of his beliefs was that optimal plant health is achieved through minimal chemical intervention - especially zero pesticides and fertilizers. Instead, he preached substituting these interventions with natural homeopathic treatments and a holistic approach in recognition that plant health is a function of myriad factors, not only from the soil below but also the sky above, and the microclimate that surrounds the growing area. Biodynamics covers all farmed plant crops not just wine though – you will even find biodynamic canned peppers in health shops! When it comes to wine growing, most people focus on the seemingly weird practices of biodynamics, like filling cow horns with dung and burying them in vineyards and aligning certain chores with phases of the moon and stars. That said, The Good Life France | 61