A Course in Wine Tasting and The Biodynamic Approach to Wine

Palazzo Tronconi Tasting Rooms, Arce Italy

Time flies when we're talking wine!

Already we have now reached lesson three of our six part course. The aim of the course is to offer an awareness concerning agricultural dependance of the chemical industry. Wine is the only food/drink product not required by law to disclose ingredients on the label. Do you know whats in your wine? We hope that after the course the participants will gain an in-depth understanding and make an informed decision when buying wine.

In lesson 1 we discussed the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic wine. Antroposofy the system that was established in the 1920's by philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. 

Lesson 2 was all about wine defects hydrogen sulphide- the source of sulphur odours. The vine and the use of chemicals in biodynamic preparations, horn manure, production, storage and sprinkling.

Horn manure production

Horn manure production



See you this evening for lesson 3 



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Palazzo Tronconi and bookingsforyou.com Cooking Class

Surrey, England


I am still trying to work out how we pulled this one off, a true comedy moment, myself the winemaker, a head chef and a pizza maker squeezed into the smallest of cars, a fiat, with pots, pans and ingredients, including eggs, all en route to the UK for a small taster of what we offer at our cookery classes here at Palazzo Tronconi, Arce.

Hosted by Jo Mackay owner of www.bookingsforyou.com in her beautiful Surrey home, we bought the flavours of Italy to her kitchen. The event kicked off with Head Chef Leonard Grimaldi, presenting a step by step class of a four course menu. 

 Everyone seemed genuinely interested in what we had to offer,  the bloggers and writers were intrigued by our own biodynamic wines, whilst enjoying the flavours of our region.

Later in the evening 15 guests were invited to take part in a pizza making class with Giuseppe Marcuccili.


A completely different atmosphere to the earlier class, this was messy, fun and noisy, the results were incredible, four types of pizzas all made with the same dough but each with different toppings. Lots of pleasing sounds came from the guests as each pizza was presented hot out of the oven! Thank you to Jo and bookingsforyou.com and to everyone that came for your wonderful write-ups!


pizza lesson