If you’re a fan of white wine, you’ve probably tried all kinds – from crisp and citric Sauvignon Blanc to sweet and syrupy dessert Sauterne wines. But have you tried organic white wine? Just like testing out a new winery, trying an organic white wine is a fun adventure for lovers of white wine. But going organic comes with additional benefits, of course, from the reduced use of added sulfites to the reduced negative impact on the environment.
Wine is an especially toxic industry when the grapes aren’t grown organically. It’s not just bugs that don’t like pesticides, but many birds die each year due to pesticide poisoning and the chemicals inevitably run off into local waterways, causing fish to die and disturbing the balance of their habitat. Organic white wine doesn’t have those unintended side effects. And you probably don’t want to ingest those chemicals either, if they’re causing so many problems for other living things.
Try an organic white wine the next time you’re in the mood for something chilled. You’ll find an organic white wine that you love, and you can feel good about contributing to a healthier environment.
If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or live a dairy-free lifestyle, you can enjoy organic smoothies made without animal products. Try a smoothie made with organic non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. You can also make smoothies made from organic veggies, fruit, and juice – you will not miss the dairy at all.
Are you lactose intolerant and missing the goodness of milk? Some farms produce lactose free organic milk, allowing you to enjoy the taste and nutrition of milk without the problems caused by lactose intolerance. This is done by including an enzyme that makes digesting lactose easier and more comfortable.
Need a boost without the sugar rush or synthetic caffeine consumption? Some organic sodas contain natural energy lifting ingredients. Using berries, herbs, and extracts, these sodas add a bit of zing to a bubbly base, letting you fit energy drinks into your healthy lifestyle.
Organic wineries that got a bad rap initially are now producing beautiful, complex, and delicious organic red wines. While there may be organic wineries that produce organic wines just for the organic market potential, there are also many wineries that have taken a back-to-traditions approach and created organic red wine worth drinking.
You had a late bedtime and an early morning wake up, and need something to get you going – but you are watching your waistline and want to avoid high calorie drinks. No problem! Many organic energy drinks on the market are low calorie beverages, giving you that much needed boost without interfering with your diet. These drinks replace higher calorie sugars with light sweeteners like stevia.
You like to eat organic oatmeal for breakfast and your favorite beer is an oatmeal stout. Well you can get delicious oatmeal stout in an organic version. You can find all kind of organic beer, from dark to pale ales. You’re not just drinking beer, you’re doing something nice for the planet!
The use of the word conventional refers to anything that is not organic. But that’s a bit deceptive. The traditional way that people have grown coffee for hundreds of years follow conventions of protecting the plants and coffee beans, and pesticides are really a new development. Pesticides are not necessary, and who wants agrochemicals in their cup of coffee?