I recently read an article that talked about glyphosate in breakfast cereals. I can’t tell you how long it has been since I’ve had cereal, but when I see wine, it catches my attention!!
The article talks about samples of five wines and 10 beers that were tested. Beringer, Barefoot and Sutter Home were some of the wine brands tested, while the beer brands tested included Budweiser, Coors, Miller Lite, Sam Adams, Samuel Smith Organic and New Belgium. Sutter Home Merlot had the highest level of glyphosate of the wine samples, at 51.4 parts per billion, the report said. For beer, Tsingtao from China had the highest level, with 49.7 ppb. Surprise, surprise!! Coors Light had 31.1 ppb, and Peak Beer Organic IPA had no detectable traces of glyphosate.
The key takeaway for me continues to be to try and buy organic whenever and wherever possible, not matter what the product in question is. When it comes to wine, you have choices as well.
Kelly and I love our wine. There’s nothing better than sharing a great tasting bottle of wine together. We have explored different options beyond buying at our local state liquor stores. The organic section is about 5 facings, which is disappointing. One option we have found to be very good is Dry Farm Wines.
Dry Farm Wines share natural farming and traditional wine making practices, including:
- Natural, sustainable, or Bio-dynamic viticulture/farming
- Dry farming, no use of irrigation
- Old growth vines, generally 35-100 years
- Hand harvested fruit from low yields
- Minimal intervention in the vinification and aging
- Wild native yeast in fermentation
- No commercial yeast for flavor alteration
- No or minimal filtering/fining
- No or minimal use of new oak
- No or minimal addition of SO2 (sulfites)
- No chaptalization (adding sugar to the grape in fermentation)
- No chemical additives for aroma, color, flavor or texture enhancement
Dry Farm Wines searches the world for the finest natural, sustainable, and Bio-dynamic wines. The family farms and artisans that handcraft their wines are deeply committed to these farming and wine making practices. You can taste it in every soulful wine they collect. The authentic wines they procure are exceptionally interesting and compelling expressions of taste and pleasure. When a wine is alive and free from overreaching modern influence, the wine will whisper in nature’s perfect logic and design. The wine will express nature joyfully and perfectly.
Dry Farm Wines offers 6 and 12 monthly or bi-monthly bottle subscriptions. They offer free shipping and no long term contracts. The cost per bottle for the 6 bottle subscription is $26.50. Yes, this is more than what you will pay for your normal bottle you are probably buying today, but do you know where it is coming from, how it is made, or what exactly is in it?
We have really enjoyed the variety of wines from DFW. What’s even better, is you won’t get the hangover headache with these wines because of the no to extremely low sulfites used!