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Things You Need to Know About Natural Wine

Many wine drinkers are appreciating the value of a natural and ‘free from wine’ in delivering a product at its best. Today, more than ever we care about what we put into our food and drinks and how these ingredients affect us. The desire for natural wine is contributed by new government labelling which requires businesses to highlight supplementary ingredients.

What are the benefits of going natural?

Well, studies show that organic foods in general hold more nutritional value than foods grown under pesticides. This is yet to be tested under the use of wine, but anything that doesn’t contain unnecessary or unnatural ingredients can only be argued to be better for your health.

Going natural is better value way of drinking wine, since you’ll get more of the vineyard in your bottle. Of course, natural wine will have a better impact on the environment as there is no need for pesticides. Natural winemaking requires skill and more physical labour to get the best grapes from a bunch.

One of the best benefits of going natural is feeling much better the next day. Many of the chemicals added during the fermentation process (and sulphites in particular) are associated with hangovers. So, the fewer chemicals you add, the better you should feel in the morning.

How long does natural wine last?

It’s difficult to say although an organic or natural wine would be expected to spoil sooner than wine with preservatives. It very much depends on the style of wine you’re drinking, how long your wine should last, typically 3-days.

What kind of additives are can normally be found in non-organic wine?

In everyday wine you can expect to find added preservatives, stabilisers, enzymes… the list goes on. These aren’t great for you but they might make your wine last longer.

When you go natural, you’re contributing more than you think

Vineyards that create ‘regular’ wine often use pesticides and herbicides to kill unwanted bugs and weeds, whilst natural wine farmers support nature. Of course, vineyards take up large scales of land and allowing some natural areas within crops is a great help to the natural wildlife of the area.


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