The difference between Organic and non Organic wine

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Many of us are now switching over to healthier organic food, but we maybe do not think too much about the wine that we are drinking with our grilled wild salmon or roast. Non-Organic wines can use various chemicals during the growing process in the vineyards. These include fungicides and sometimes other additives, such as herbicides and pesticides.  You can perhaps understand their use in many ways in a commercial sense, as there are some bugs that carry diseases that can wipe out a budding bumper wine crop in days. But chemicals are bad for the environment, bad for the people who work within the wine making process and last but not least, bad for the person who drinks the wine on a daily basis.

Organic wines are produced using grapes grown in accordance with the principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. It also excludes the use of Sulphur dioxide being added to the wine, which usually acts as a preservative.

The actual legal definition of organic wine varies between countries, but all have the requirement of the non-use of preservatives during the wine-making process, grape growing process or a combination of both.

An example of two countries definitions can be illustrated here:
For wine to be classed as organic wine in the USA, the total sulfite level must be less than 20 parts per million.
Organic certification in the UK simply requires that the grapes are grown organically.

Organic wine is steadily gaining populartity with wine drinkers and growers. There are now over 2000 organic wine producers in the world, including over 900 in France.

Many people have now decided to change over to organic wines that have the grapes grown naturally. There are leading food writers and well known chefs who advocate this change. Organic lifestyle is no longer a whim or a wish. It should be a target for all, based on the detailed facts and statistics about food additives that we have available today.


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The Organic wine club is based in the UK and focuses only on organic Wine. They have over 150 certified organic, biodynamic, vegan 
red white and rose wines. Delivery is available to customers in the UK and republic of Ireland

Members receive discounts and membership is free.

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