If you like me are on the lookout for the healthiest possible wines to drink, natural wines are definitely what you need.
Yet the question is how to recognize one as such?
Now, we have been in a slightly more fortunate position in terms of wine knowledge and expertise, hence we decided to compose this short shopping guide to natural wine. After all, you only need natural wine certification to guarantee you the most pure wine possible. We at Organic Wine Club are with you.
Yet it is not that simple unfortunately. There is no certification body for natural wines. No such thing, nada.
So what to do?
The thought of buying premium wines for me starts from with an exclusive postcode, in a stuffy old shop with the smell of cigar smoke, lined with cedar paneling with the best possible service from a wine professional extraordinaire who directs you with their own personal recommendations about what they like rather than what I do.
Well thats just my thoughts, and putting pen to paper and reading this back, seems that my mind may be closed off to the idea of buying a premium bottle of wine. I think that I have a sightly different approach than most in this industry, but it's also worth noting that I have visited and purchased from two London wine boutiques within esteemed central London postcodes. So I am relatively objectionable.
Over the last 2 years, learning all about wine has been pretty much all I’ve been able to get up too. Not only that, but also studying up on organic wine practices and certification. At the same time, I was also trying to understand a whole load of extra stuff about customer service in the retail environment.
To be honest, that was mostly rubbish. Trying to open a shop would be much easier if you didn’t spend your time listening to these ‘guru’s’ about enhancing your sales techniques and understanding their body language and quirks. Honestly, just be honest and have a chat with them if they want too!
Over the last few weeks, I have been on a rather bizarre journey. There are a few parts of our business that I have intentionally swayed away from at times. But now, with many of the aspects of our business left in my ‘very able’ hands, it’s a somewhat intimidating prospect. Mostly having to give any new wines the full respect and scrutiny that they need and deserve, but also having to create some new, hopefully exciting and most importantly accurate blog posts.
Have you noticed that wine is almost the only food product that doesn’t have a full list of ingredients on its label?
Many of us have not even considered the question before. Wine is a fermented grape juice, what could be the problem?
We have created a petition on change.org to get access to a wider audience and engage everyone in this discussion. We do not ask for money, just your opinion and feedback please.
We invite you to support our petition for a proper wine labelling legislation and join our discussion about wine ingredients and additives.
See more here about wine additives and why it is important to include them on the label.
It is an absolute pleasure to serve our customers in-store, but also by phone and email.
Whilst some customers know quite a lot about organic wine, eating organic or leading a healthier lifestyle, some are very curious.
Based on our interactions, we have composed a quick list of 6 most frequently asked questions or, better say, statements about organic wines, which are so not true.