What could the ‘Supermoon’ do to wine?
The Supermoon could affect the taste of wines and development of vines around the world, but it’s coming at a good time for vineyards, according to proponents of biodynamics. The so-called ‘Supermoon’ will appear 14 times larger and 30 times brighter in the sky tonight (14 November), the biggest of its kind for 48 years. What effect could this natural phenomenon have on the wines being made this year? Followers of biodynamic principles offer some insight below. ‘Wines most likely to show any kind of lunar effect will be those farmed biodynamically, because this is the only farming system which actively considers the the vines as part of a wider celestial sphere,’ said Monty Waldin, a biodynamic wine consultant and writer.