In today’s world going green has become less of a trend and more of a lifestyle, and it’s no surprise that, with all of the pesticides and chemicals applied to wine grape crops in the USA, certain people find themselves craving a more natural grape juice.
If you’re planning on hosting a birthday party, wedding, or holiday get together you may want to consider picking a green wine for the occasion. Even if your event isn’t green in theme offering your guests a green wine is a healthy, earth-friendly thing to do.
Here are two types of wine that are both Earth and body friendly:
Organic wines containing organic ingredients from farms and vineyards that have refrained from using herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified seeds (usually for at least three years) have become very popular over the last few years. However, there are three different types of organic wines. Certain organic wines are classified as 100% Organic, meaning it has been processed without synthetic agents and contain no added sulfites (preservatives, made from diluted mined sulfur that prevent oxidation and bacterial spoilage). Other organic wines may only be 95% organic, while wines ‘Made with Organic Grapes’ or ‘Organic Ingredients’ are usually 70% organic, containing some sulfites.
Biodynamic is based on the precise observation and an attempt at balance of nature. Seen by some people as the first modern ecological farming system, as well as one of the most sustainable, biodynamic farming has much in common with other organic approaches, such as emphasizing the use of manures and composts and excluding the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. Some biodynamic farmers claim to have achieved improvements in the health of their vineyards, specifically in the areas, crop nutrition, soil fertility, and weed and disease management.
While biodynamic wines are becoming much more widely available as it is not only 100% organic, but the grower has gone beyond to try to bring the farming process more closely in tune with nature. For instance, biodynamic wine growers may make their own compost and/or watch the stars and planets to time what they do.
Choosing between organic and biodynamic wine is a decision based more on personal preference than anything, as wine’s labeled 100% Organic generally reduce sulfite content to a minimum, while biodynamic wine will have low-sulfites and be cultivated according to the most wide-ranging sustainability standards.
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