Practical, loyal and stubborn, I am a stereotypical Taurus. Those traits affect my daily life more than I know, says astrologer Shelley von Strunckel, who informed me that a person's sign can influence her tastes in wine and food.
What does the term biodynamism mean?
- A. A method of fermenting wine
- B. A philosophy of eco-agriculture
- C. The name of a vineyard in Napa
I met von Strunckel recently at a dinner party arranged by a company called WineChap to celebrate the link between wine and astrology. The concept isn't as wacky as it sounds: Both biodynamic winemaking and astrology look to celestial cycles. This particular party had a seasonally appropriate focus on Aries (March 21April 19). "It's a time of year signifying new beginnings and a zest for life," von Strunckel said.