Posts Tagged sulfite free

Stellar Organics 2011 Pinotage

Posted by on Thursday, 14 March, 2013

Time to wind down with some organic wine! This time I chose Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011. This organic red wine has no added sulfites, is vegan, and is fairly traded. It hails from South Africa. That means there are no pesticides, herbicides, or other nasty chemicals used in growing these organic grapes for wine making. Yay!! And this wine is relatively cheap. In price, that is, not is it’s making.

My girlfriend and I both liked this wine. The Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011 had a little spiciness to it with an overal plum/fruity flavor. It would go perfect with a … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir Wine 2011

Posted by on Saturday, 2 March, 2013

Want a wine that has only has naturally occurring sulfites and is organic? I know I do. Try Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir 2011. This organic red wine is tasty, smooth, and cheap. I did a review on Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet a while ago, and I liked that organic red wine as well. It’s hard to find wine these days that’s organic, vegan friendly, and has NO added sulfites. You would think that should be the norm. Unfortunately, it’s not. But for this California wine company it is!!

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir is smooth and light with hints … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012

Pacific Redwood Organic Cab hails from Redwood Valley, California. This organic red wine is great for vegans and for people looking for a sulfite free wine. Pacific Redwood Organic Cab is made with organically grown grapes and processed naturally, with NO added sulfites or other synthetic preservatives. Nice, right? You, betcha. Pacific Redwood also totes about natural farming in general, which I find very cool.

This organic cab is full-bodied with hints of cherries and chocolates. I also found that this organic cabernet had a bit of spice to it. The first sip went down easy, just like the rest … Read the rest

Live-a-Little Organic and Fairtrade Red Wine

Posted by on Friday, 3 August, 2012

I found this hidden gem at Binnys in Chicago. Live-a-Little Really Ravishing Red is an organic and fairtrade red blend from South Africa. Stella Winery is behind this really fantastic and smooth red. In fact, Stella Winery was awarded the first ever Fairtrade certification from FLO e.V in 2011. Nice work, right?

What exactly is Fair Trade? Simply put, it’s where all parties involved are treated, well, fairly. Fair in price. Fair in environmental and ethical practices. Very cool. If you would like to read more about Stella Winery and their fair trade practices, click here.

What’s also great … Read the rest

Sulfite Free Wine List

Posted by on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

People keep asking me about Sulfite Free wines. Which ones are good? How do you know if the wine is Sulfite Free? Are sulfite free wines organic too? Well, the answers to those questions are: Lots. It says. And sometimes.

Let me give you the run down. Organic wines mean no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or synthetic chemicals of any kind are permitted to be used on the grape vines or in the soil.  Also, organic wines use waaaaaay less sulfites. As in, practically none compared to other non-organic wines.  Here’s a blurb on the definition between “No Sulfites Added” … Read the rest

Frey California Organic White Natural Table Wine Sulfite Free

Posted by on Monday, 28 February, 2011

Frey wine is good for 2 things:  a palatable table wine and wine that contains NO sulfites. Sulfites are not necessary for good wine making. To read more about sulfites and what Frey thinks about them and all that funky junk click here.

What I also  like about Frey wine is that it’s cheap. There’s not that many organic, sulfite free wines running you around $8 out there.  The only other no sulfite detected wine that comes to mind is La Rocca. But for La Rocca goodness it’s more around $13. If it was a battle between which … Read the rest

Orleans Hill Cote Zero Organic Red California Wine

Posted by on Monday, 20 December, 2010

Ahhh, time once again to talk about Orleans Hill wine.  I like this brand of wine and pretty much celebrate their whole catalog.  To see other Orleans Hill wines that I have more than enjoyed click here and here.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet:  Orleans Hill wine is good.  No sulfites detected and it’s organic.  Not bad for a California Red.  The color is a rich purple and the flavor is somewhat complex.  It’s earthy and berry all while being very light and dry.  Orleans Hill Cote Zero is a Rhône-styled blend of Syrah (gives the … Read the rest

Orleans Hill Zinfandel Organic and Sulfite Free Wine

Posted by on Friday, 3 December, 2010

There are some brands of wine that I buy without reading what kind it is.  This certainly goes for Orleans Hill wine.  It’s organic and with no added sulfites.  Sounds good enough to me.  Plus, I know I enjoy some varieties already.  I hadn’t tried the Zinfandel kind yet and I was looking forward to it.  And it doesn’t hurt that this particular brand of wines easily runs you less than $15 and sometimes if there’s a sale at your grocery store less than $10.  Nice, right?

When it can time to pop the cork, I was left a … Read the rest

Orleans Hill Organic and Sulfite Free Syrah Wine

Posted by on Monday, 9 August, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce the wine winner of the “Wine of the Week”  from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  This award was based upon a blind taste test of 10 other organic red wines.  What also makes this an awesome feat is that this particular wine is the cheapest out of all 10.  Cheap as in less than 10 bucks.  And less than 10 is good people; my money tree in the backyard is not growing those greenbacks like it should!  Another thing I found interesting is that is also won against a Bonterra Cabernet. I haven’t … Read the rest

Organic Wine Time

Posted by on Friday, 16 April, 2010

My friends and I all love wine.  Personally, I enjoy the reds but I really haven’t met a wine I would say no to.  So, this Summer my mission is clear… I want to find AND enjoy some wines that are organic and possibly with no added sulfites.  Organic wines mean no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or synthetic chemicals of any kind are permitted to be used on the grape vines or in the soil.  Also, organic wines use less sulfites.  Let me make this clear, ALL wines have sulfites.  It’s true.  What’s also true is that it would only … Read the rest