Last summer I had an incredible reception from our article on Paleo. It was picked up by many food bloggers and specialised paleo websites. After all, there wasn’t many resources on whether wine is Paleo friendly or not. Even knowing now that wine is not strictly speaking Paleo, natural wine that is made of fermented grape juiced naturally, without preservatives and using native wild yeasts. It is a close as nature would have intended it to be. It appears to be just common sense.
We are truly inspired by our members who are very inquisitive about the wines and want to be sure that they match their diet and lifestyle requirements. This time we've got quite a few questions about low carb diets, sugars and subsequently sugar free wine, so here is your essential guide to it.
Sugar has been named as a public health enemy number 1, so even if you are not a diabetic, you should stay away as well.
There is a common understanding that people following low carb or cleansing diets follow a rule that allows them around 20 g of carbs a day. Obviously if you check some of the usual drinks you can get, with a pint of beer being over 13 g of carbs it will pushing the limit a lot.
What about wine and carbs?
In this short read we examine what is unfiltered wine and why there is such a hype about it currently.
Let's get to grips about the whole concept of unfiltered wine. What would one call a natural wine? Suffice to say, it is all about low intervention winemaking, not manipulating much with the process and not adding nasties along the way.
Why filtration is needed in the winemaking process anyway? Are there reasons you should try unfiltered wine?
Read our short article about unfiltered wine
Since we started our journey of retailing organic wines, there is this other term 'natural wine' that I have always been very apprehensive about using.
Do you know that the actual term ‘natural wine’ does not physically have a definition?
Read my post about what we define as natural wine and let us know your thoughts!
Have you ever had just a few glasses of wine and then could not wake up the other morning or felt rather ill?
This article discusses natural wines and how to get healthier wine on a budget.
Many of our customers were recommended to switch to organic, biodynamic or sulphite free wines. Most of them took this advice from food related magazines, nutritionists or newspapers. They all agree that sulphites and other allergens cause headaches and ill effects. So, it does not matter if you are already sensitive to sulphites or not, with natural wines are you going to get a cleaner, purer and an honest expressive product that is healthier for you.
So what's important to know?
There is an on-going debate that we are bombarded with lots of adverts, however there are many facts, tips and information that can be lost in translation. My personal feeling is that it can become overwhelming and we decide to stay away from it by simply not noticing much. That’s how our attention span becomes shorter and shorter.
As a wine drinker, I am concerned about staying very healthy. My friend once told me that it is not in the gym we become healthier, but in our homes. Nutrition is increasingly important. We all know life situations cannot be resolved by overeating or binge drinking, so it could be worth looking beyond our bodies and treating ourselves better.
This article aims to combine science behind nutrition and wine drinking with some practical tips that you can use right now. I invite everyone to share your own thoughts, as I am sure you’ve got your personal ticks. Together we can make our lives just ever so slightly better.
Natural wines are gaining popularity fast. Have you tried these no sulphite added wines?
They are not only healthier for you, but with amazing flavour profiles - from more neutral to aromatic, from fresh and fruity to more robust and aged wines. Prices start at just £9.90 per bottle. Explore our mini wine cases!