The world we live in is a hectic one. As we all struggle to negotiate our way through jostling crowds to get to work, facing a day spend fighting to be heard once we are there only to do it all again on our way home, it can be easy to find yourself feeling lost, disconnected, and alone. For many, to escape is to switch off when we finally make it home- not just our electronic devices, but also our minds.
This is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.
Whether it’s staring blankly at a TV screen, numbly eating snacks without tasting anything, or somehow how finishing a bottle of wine despite only remembering drinking a glass (or, indeed, all three of these vices) we’re all guilty of wanting this escapism from our crazy, 90-mile-an-hour lives. But don’t we deserve better than this?
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.
Thousands of people in the UK are searching for ‘sulphite free wine’ on a monthly basis according to Google (numbers include variations of this search term).
One of the most common questions that we at Organic Wine Club receive is why there is a note on almost every bottle ‘contains sulphites’.
These are facts.
Another fact is that we are all very busy. We want to make healthier choices and feel great the morning after when it comes to wine. Yet there is so much information around…
We spoke to a few regular customers of ours and composed the below article based on their misconceptions and sometimes confusions about natural wines and sulphites in them. Let's outline what's most important to know about no sulphite added wines.
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.
Let’s get down to business about these boxed wines. Invented back in 1960s in Australia it has been associated with low quality cheap wines for a long time. Has something changed since then?
Some of you may remember college parties and maybe even some romantic dinners on a budget with boxed wine served in a carafe. Cheap and industrialised wine, full of flavour enhancement additives and preservatives should have also given quite a lot of bad memories about 'mornings after' and hangovers. Ouch.
Yet technology is moving forward and there are some definite advancements about wine in a box.
Many foods can trigger allergic reaction because of high sulphites content. Let's explore sulphites in food, what to avoid and replace, this will become our sulphite free diet.
Sulphites, sulfites or sulphur dioxide in food can trigger the same symptoms as with conventional wines - breathing problems, headaches, rash, itching, and much more severe if you are suffering from asthma.
Wine allergy and alcohol intolerance go hand in hand with food allergies. If you know that sulphites are triggering allergic reaction, there is no better way how to deal with it rather than to start avoiding foods and drinks that contain sulphites