Monty Waldin's Biography

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Monty Waldin is an expert on organic wines.

In 2008, Channel Four announced that Monty Waldin would feature in a series where he sets about producing biodynamic wine in France, after renting a vineyard in the Roussillon region.

During the process, Monty Waldin plus donkey is sometimes joined by his girlfriend, Silvana.

Monty Waldin has not only worked in wine production, but has written extensively about wine.

His books include Biodynamic Wines, which was published in 2004 by Mitchell Beazley as part of its Classic Wine Library series.

Monty Waldin's Wines of South Africa won the 2004 James Beard Foundation award for best wine and spirits book.

Monty Waldin also wrote the first comprehensive guide in Britain to organic and biodynamic wine, The Friends of the Earth Organic Wine Guide, which features more than 2,000 organic wines.

Monty Waldin has been a regular contributor to The Ecologist.

In an interview with Monty Waldin, he explained what he believed to be the advantages of organic viticulture:

"Organics means avoiding chemically synthesised products to kill weeds, insects and fungi, or chemical fertilizers for vine nutrition. The main advantage of organic growing is that there will be fewer chemical residues in the soil, atmosphere, groundwater and the wine itself."

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