Posts Tagged wine

Santa Julia Malbec 2011

Posted by on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012

This organic malbec is grown and produced in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery found its beginning  in 1963 by Alberto V. Zuccardi, but is now operated by the son, José Alberto Zuccardi.

What makes this wine so great is that it’s made with 100% organic grapes without breaking the bank.  This organic malbec will run you less than $10. In fact, you can find Santa Julia at Binnys.  And if that’s not enough to make you smile then here’s this:  This family run vineyard uses every means possible to ease their burden on the environment.  They use green fertilizers, recycled … 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

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Red Wine from Emiliana

Posted by on Thursday, 23 June, 2011

I tried this new organic Cabernet Sauvignon and it was excellent. So, I looked upon the bottle to see what vineyard it was from. This Natura Cab Sav is born and raised in the Emiliana vineyard and made with organic grapes. What I also found was another bottle of wine in my arsenal with a different name but born and raised in the same Emiliana vineyard family. Which leads me to believe that Emiliana makes more than a few different wines. Upon further research, Emiliana has Biodynamic Wines, Organic Wines and Integrated Management Wines. Their Natura brand falls under the … Read the rest

Santa Julia Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine 2009

Posted by on Friday, 17 June, 2011

I’m no stranger of Santa Julia organic wine but I’m no expert either. I have only had the Santa Julia Organic Malbec, so I was thrilled to have my little eyes spy a Santa Julia Organic Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cab Sav will cost you about 12 bucks and it’s worth it. Man, oh man, it’s great to have cheap wine, that’s made with organic grapes and, annndd, gives back to the environment by ways of recycling and energy conservation.

The winery is located in Argentina and not only do they do what’s mentioned above, Santa Julia also does social … Read the rest

Releaf Chenin Blanc Organic White Wine

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011

I do love me some Organic Releaf Red Wine and so I decided it was time to try the Organic Releaf White. White wine tends to be sweet to me and this one was no different. It has a somewhat citrus and tropical flavor to it. But it’s not so over powering. It would go great with a crisp salad, seafood or strawberries as a dessert.

Releaf Wine is a product of South Africa and has an alcohol content is 13%.  And something else that should make you feel good about drinking Releaf is that this particular wine company uses … Read the rest

Blue Sky Natural Soda Jamaican Ginger Ale

Posted by on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011

I may be a little of a ginger ale snob since I got hooked on Reed’s but I thought I would give Blue Sky a try seeing how I like some of their other sodas. And I’m sorry I did. Blue Sky Natural Soda Jamaican Ginger Ale is so freakin’ sugary tasting that you can hardly enjoy the ginger part. It’s not that added so much more sugar to this soda but the proportions are waaaaayy off.

The ingredients are: Filtered Carbonated H2O, Real Sugar, Natural Ginger Flavor, Citric Acid and Carmel Color.

The ingredients for Reed’s are: Sparkling filtered … 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

Sobon Estate Zinfandel Organic Wine 2006

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011

I tried a new organic red wine the other day from California. Amador County to be exact. It’s a 2006 Rocky Top Zinfandel made from organically grown grapes. The alcohol content is 14.2% and the cost is around 12 bucks. While this wine does contain sulfites, here is a blurb from their website on why they use the amount of sulfites they do.

“The wines are made by conventional means using a minimum of sulfites to preserve freshness and color. At bottling, our wine contains between 15-20 parts per million free sulfites, which diminish after several months in the bottle. … Read the rest

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine is a product from Spain.  On the bottle it says, “Old Hands is made from low yield naturally grown Monastrell grapes harvested by hand from very low yield old bush vines which grow on the high, dry, windswept plateau of Yelca where they are naturally protected from pests and mildew.”   Very cool  that no pesticides or herbicides are used in the cultivating of these grapes.  Old Hands also proudly supports Autism research.  Wow, a winery that cares about something more than themselves. Very cool x 2.

This organic fermented grape juice took … Read the rest

Santa Julia Organica Malbec 2009

Posted by on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011

I like the simple things in life.  You know, rain drops on roses, whiskers on kittens and cheap organic red wine.  This is where Santa Julia wine comes into play. This organic Malbec is produced by Familia Zuccardi.  They own and run a vineyard and winery in Mendoza, Argentina.  This winery found it’s beginning  in 1963 by Alberto V. Zuccardi, but is now operated by the son, José Alberto Zuccardi.

What makes this wine so great is that it’s made with 100% organic grapes without breaking the bank.  This organic malbec will run you around $10.  And if that’s not … Read the rest