It’s one thing to match your dinner to a delicious wine – but what about matching your organic lamb or beef to an equally superior organic wine?
Organic wine is both better for you and the environment than your standard vino for very much the same reasons that organic meat is superior to standard meat.
As for all organic foods, wines with this label are produced without any of the chemical additives that can harm the environment and end up in our bodies. This includes synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial fertilisers.
Instead, grapevines are grown in biologically active organic soils, keeping the process natural and chemical-free.
Unsurprisingly, a wine without all those extra ingredients tastes even better than usual. Some organic wines are even beginning to make names for themselves by winning awards for their natural and rich flavours.
That taste is even sweeter when you realise that choosing an organic wine to pair with your organic dinner is the environmentally-friendly and sustainable option. Supporting and encouraging farming that doesn’t use harmful chemicals and fertilisers helps to keep farmland free of pesticides and herbicides. One study in Italy found that the eco-footprint of a bottle of organic wine was half that of a standard bottle, all due to the difference in production and packaging procedures.
You may think that all of those benefits would come at a cost, but if you have a look at the organic options next time you’re at the bottle store, you’ll notice that the price is hardly higher than a standard bottle of wine.
Apart from that, the standard rules still apply! A rich red will always bring out the rich flavours in red meats like lamb and beef and white wine is usually best paired with white meats like fish and chicken.