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Why You Should Drink Natural, Biodynamic and Organic Wine

Biodynamic, natural + organic wine provides tons of health benefits without harmful additives found in modern wine. Read on for the full story!

Biodynamic, natural + organic wine provides tons of health benefits without harmful additives found in modern wine. Get your 1st bottle for 1 cent here!

Who has two thumbs and loves drinking wine?!?!

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my love of wine–if girls nights with my friends are any indication ūüėČ

But seriously, wine is delicious and the benefits of drinking it are far-reaching–it tastes great, and makes food taste better, it’s a social affair often promoting deeper conversations, it’s relaxing and strengthens the spirit, fueling creativity and it just plain makes you feel better. Amiright?!

And if you’re a regular wine drinker, then I’m sure you’ve also seen the studies promoting the myriad health benefits that come from drinking wine (any excuse to lessen the guilt of our glass, right?).

Regardless, wine’s health benefits are real–the antioxidants have been known to improve cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease, especially when combined with exercise. Wine can lengthen your lifespan,¬†may have positive effects on the brain and has been found to¬†reduce depression (source).

But, if we’re being honest with ourselves, we can all admit that nobody is drinking wine because they’re trying to lower their cholesterol.

We’re drinking wine because…life, ya know?

Alright so it’s settled: drinking wine is good for the mind, body and soul.

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Of course, this only applies to drinking wine in moderation, and anyone who’s had one too many glasses knows that’s not always the case.

If you’ve ever experienced a wine hangover, you know the headaches, brain fog and other negative side effects are no joke.

But did you know that these effects may not be from the wine itself, rather from the additives in the wine?

Biodynamic, natural + organic wine provides tons of health benefits without harmful additives found in modern wine. Get your 1st bottle for 1 cent here!

What’s Really Lurking In Your Cabernet?

Yep, as it turns out, most most wines, especially domestic wines, are highly processed and contain questionable additives and/or toxic pesticides and herbicides.

In fact, there are 76 chemicals and additives approved by the FDA for use in winemaking.

What’s more? Just like our modern industrialized food system, modern wine production and farming techniques¬†have changed dramatically from the naturally fermented grape juice our ancestors imbibed.

Standard modern wines are now much higher in alcohol, higher in sugar, and filled with questionable, if not downright harmful, chemicals and additives to improve texture, color, and flavor. Put another way: winemakers are trying to mask the low-quality grapes and winemaking techniques being used.

To make matters worse, consumers have almost no way of knowing if the wines they’re drinking contain these additives because the U.S. government¬†does not require wine labels to include nutritional information or ingredient lists. If you think they’re protecting you, think again!

If studying our labeling laws has taught me anything, the lack of transparency isn’t to protect the consumer, or even company trade secrets…it’s to hide what you’re really drinking/eating because if you knew the truth, you’d never buy the product!

Don’t believe me? Take a look at some of the most common wine additives used today!

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Wine Additives, The Real Reason For Headaches and Hangovers

If you read your food labels, are thoughtful about what you eat, and care about what you put in and on your body…shouldn’t you also pay attention to the wine you drink? Here are some of the most common, and harmful, wine additives (source):

Fear not! I know I just delivered a slew of bad news, but there IS a silver lining and you can still drink your wine!!

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Not only do I have some tips and tricks to help ensure the wine you’re drinking is safe, but I’ve also compiled a list of The Best Natural Wines Under $25. I’ve personally tried every wine on the list, so I can vouch for their taste and quality, and many of the wines came recommend from sommeliers, restaurateurs, wine shop owners and natural wine experts!

Plus, this Natural Wine Guide also includes a Cheat Sheet to Understanding Wine Labeling Laws and a How To Know if a Wine Is Natural Checklist.

You can download the Natural Wine Guide here!

Rest assured, this guide will help you determine whether a wine is safe and healthy, or toxic and full of harmful additives.

Now onto the fun part!

Biodynamic, natural + organic wine provides tons of health benefits without harmful additives found in modern wine. Get your 1st bottle for 1 cent here!

Where to Buy Organic Wine

While you can absolutely head down to your local wine shop or grocery store and try to find organic, biodynamic and/or natural wines, I’ve got an amazing resource that takes all of the guesswork out of the process for you! And you can get your first bottle of wine for just 1 cent. Yes, as in a single penny.

I recommend Dry Farm Wines, a revolutionary wine club curating dry-farmed (read: sustainable), low-alcohol, low sulfite, sugar-free and additive-free wines!

Here’s the deal:Dry Farm Wines¬†is the¬†only health quantified wine club¬†in the world!

They travel the globe collecting the best organic, natural wines, which they then curate into a box of either 6 or 12 bottles to send their members every 1-2 months, depending on your preference.

You can cancel your membership¬†anytime, so it’s risk-free and¬†Dry Farm Wines is one of the only places I know of that you can place an order and be GUARANTEED that ALL the wines you’re buying are safe, natural and free of additives.

In fact, each of the wines provided by Dry Farm Wines are lab-tested (they personally test every single wine to ensure its safety) and guaranteed to be:

  • Low Alcohol:¬†alcohol content between 12% and 12.5%.
  • Sugar Free/No Chaptalization: sugar content ¬†<1g/L, statistically sugar free, which also makes them carb free
  • Free of Commercial Yeast: only wild native yeast is used
  • Free of processed fining¬†and clarifying agents, and¬†all other additives and preservatives
  • Natural, Organic or Biodynamic, including dry-farmed (aka no irrigation used)
  • Hand harvested¬†fruit from low yields, and made with minimal intervention

So what does all this mean? It means that if you drink wines that fit the descriptions listed above, you should have no headache, brain fog or hangover after drinking.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to clean up your wine selection!

While it’s true that¬†Dry Farm Wines are pricier than most conventional wines at local stores (the average price is $25 per bottle), you have to remember that you get what you pay for: quality, safety, health. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Click here to get a bottle for a penny with your first order!

If $25 per bottle is out of your budget, don’t worry! You can download my FREE list of the Best Natural Wines under $25 right here.

Cheers!

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6 comments on “Why You Should Drink Natural, Biodynamic and Organic Wine”

  1. Intriguing about all the additives in wines and no labels required! I became a Scout & Cellar Consultant just a few short months ago. They offer Clean Crafted wines that are independently lab tested! We are supporting small farmers from around the world, it’s an amazing company founded by a level 3 sommelier. Keto & Paleo approved, ZERO additives, no sugar added and absolutely no chemicals!! You should definitely check it out. In business a little over a year now. http://www.scoutsndcellar.com/rachelenewcomb 
    Just amazing wine and nothing is mass produced so we get new wines monthly! Eat clean drink clean!!!! ¬†Vegan toooooo….

  2. This is an ultimate guide for any novice wine lover like me. Kate, you have truly said that wine‚Äôs health benefits are real‚Äďthe antioxidants have been known to improve cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease. I am definitely using your tips for my next wine selection. I am sure this will make me and my wine outshine the party. Recently I found a similar piece that describes everything we need to know about wine: https://tango.tours/everything-need-know-wine/ . Thanks and keep on sharing such informative articles. ūüôā

  3. I loved red wine – until I developed fibromyalgia symptoms. I finally figured out that the cheap wine I was indulging in actually came at a high price ; my health! When I quit drinking it my pain and inflammation was gone in about 2 weeks time! Was it the alcohol or pesticides? I’m going to allow my gut to continue to heal before I try organic wine. I’ll get back to you in a month or two.

    • Carmen kelp, I’m not a doctor, but I do know that people with histamine issues have trouble drinking wines or other fermented beverages. You will have to google this and follow links as this is a fairly newly researched area of health information and most doctors aren’t read-up on this. I hope this helps!

    • See my post above on Scout & Cellar Clean Crafted wine! The only wine company who lab tests for chemicals!¬†