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?
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.
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
Can it be on the budget too?
Those were two questions asked by one of my best friends. I told her about my decision to eat only whole-foods plant based diet. She was curious whether it is too dificult, too time consuming or even too expensive.
As a result of my research, here is your weekly, Monday to Sunday, suggestions how you can go vegan with your family.
Take a Vegan Challenge for a week!
Wine is essentially grape juice, right? It is made from crushed grapes, that grow from vines and not they are not modified to grow on badgers. So how on earth can wine not be suitable for people who live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle? Read our Store Manager's post on vegan wine.
As you already know from our no nonsense guide to food and wine matching there are some considerations to be made when deciding on good pairings. What does it mean for vegan recipes and vegan wine? Are there are additional ‘rules’? Are there any suggestions that affect the pairings? Let’s explore!