We care about what we eat, why not about what we drink? When I was an invincible youngster, I would show very little restraint at a fast-food joint. These days, I feel like death shortly after I break my diet on heathy food, and organic food in particular. Why is it, that when someone is undergoing cancer treatment they are encouraged to only eat and drink that which is organic? It’s because when someone’s immune system is weak, it doesn’t have the energy to fight past chemicals to get to the good stuff. So if it’s not a good choice for someone like that, why is it a good choice at all? Why make our bodies work overtime?
When it comes to wine, there are tons of brands to choose from in the marketplace. At Vino & Vinyl, we are on a journey to offer as many naturally-made wines as possible. Sure, we’ll never be able to say we’ve “arrived” and be 100% organic, but we believe it’s all about finding the gems out there that will make all of us feel better in the morning!
Have bad hangovers from the wine you drink? You might want to look at where the wine is from, how it’s grown, and how it’s made.
Here’s a simple breakdown of the main farming philosophies (you’ll find wines around our shop marked like this):
SUSTAINABILITY: is using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables grape growers to produce healthy fruit without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. Vineyard owners will plant produce (herbs, flowers, vegetation) in and around the vineyard that attract “good bugs” that will help control the “bad bugs”. Hawks posts (and large bird houses) are sometimes used, so that natural predators can control root-eating varmints on the property.
ORGANICS: is a farming philosophy that upholds the practice of zero herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic chemicals. These are never used. Simply put, it’s all about placing a healthy, vibrant, environment (human, animal, plant, and soil) at the heart of genuinely sustainable farming. Think sustainability PLUS!
BIODYNAMICS: Based on the writings of Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamic farmers strive to create diversified, balanced farm ecosystems that generate health and fertility as much as possible from within the vineyard itself. Preparations made from fermented teas, manure, minerals, and herbs are used (instead of chemicals) to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality, and flavor of the produce. Bio practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the lunar calendar on soil, plant and animal health. Animals who live on (and around) the property are also considered important factors in the overall health and vitality of the property. Think organics PLUS!
Join us in our search for better made wines! Your body will thank you for it!