Ever wondered what it means when the label on a bottle of wine says organic? To put it simply, the grapes in organic wine have been grown without the use of unnecessary chemicals, such as pesticides.
That already sounds better for you and your taste buds, right?
Yes! Completely. Organic wine is made with a holistic approach. So, if you tend to opt for the organic option when buying your fruit and veg, it makes sense to consider applying the same principles to the wine aisle.
Here at Threshers, we take note of what you love, and organic wine is certainly something that so many of you are searching for. So we wanted to make your job a little bit easier and spotlight our affordable, and tasty organic wines that you need in your next bottle shop. And of course, the timing couldn't be more perfect, falling directly in line with Organic September.
But before we jump in, here are 5 fun facts to share with your dinner guests when they ask:
“What made you choose organic wine?”
Instead of replying, “Because it’s organic,”
Why not try one of the following reasons:
1. Organic wine contains No GMOs
(i.e. no alien organisms in our bellies)
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not allowed in organic farming, as they have been known to cause harmful effects to the body and let’s not forget, damage to the environment. Farewell GMO’s! Thank goodness!
2. No added sulphites
Sulphites are naturally present in the skin of grapes, so every bottle of wine will have sulphites. However, organic winemakers claim to use only “small amounts of additives including sulphites” or no added sulphites at all. Why is this better? Well, some wine drinkers cannot break these down and have severe reactions. Using no sulphites means everyone can enjoy a nice glass of wine with the possibility of less of a hangover!
Grapes, of course, contain some natural sugars, but some winemakers choose to add additional sugar to improve the wine’s taste. With organic wine they only contain natural sugars making this the perfect low calorie option when drinking our tipple of choice - especially if you want some room for dessert!
4. Supports sustainable organic farming and production methods
Organic farming practices can include the use of cover crops, green manures, and the use of renewable resources and crop rotations. These practices have many benefits, reducing harmful bacteria, promoting biodiversity, and lowering production costs. Winning!
Whether you like white, red, or rose, Threshers has something for you.
How does it taste? Dried oregano herbs are entwined with dark cherry aromas, complemented with a smoky undertone.
How does it taste? A generous and intensely refreshing white. Floral and peach aromas with hints of lemon citrus, verbena, and a salty tang on the palate. A lovely organic wine. Minimal sugar and sulphites.
How does it taste?
This Côtes de Provence Rosé is a thoughtful blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Rolle, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. Pale pink in colour and light in style, it is a classic Provence rosé to the core.
Want to find out more about organic wine? Why not check out our article on the tastiest organic wines from around the world, and let us know which bottle you will be opting for in September @threshersonline