Organic wine is better for your body and the environment. Half true: Organic wine won’t give you a hangover. Ok, let us explain. The main cause of a wine-induced hangover comes from sulfur dioxide—which is a preservative found in wine used to curb bacteria. According to Natural Wine Merchants, traditional wine contains up to 350 ppm of added sulfites, whereas for a wine to be labeled “organic” it must contain under 10 ppm of naturally occurring sulfites. So, could it be argued that drinking organic wine leads to less of a hangover? But we’re firm believers of everything in moderation.
In any case, opting for a vino made at an organic farm means you’ll be avoiding non-natural additives, such as chemical fertilizers and herbicides. And that’s enough to convince us.
Enjoy our top picks for organic wine.
Centin, Asti, Piemonte, Nebbiolo, 2013
Sicilia, Nero D'avola/Frappato, 2017
Chateau De Breze
Clos De Midi, Saumur, Chenin Blanc, 2016
Coteau De Rosette
Alice Et Olivier De Moor, Chablis, Chardonnay, 2015
Cenicientos, Vinos De Pueblo, 2014
Kleine Heimat, Bavaria, Germany, Silvaner, 2016
Blanc De Blancs, Pas Dose, Terre Siciliane, Catarratto 2017
Margarita Vineyard, Paso Robles, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Trapani, Sicilia, Catarratto, 2017
Igt Campania, Falanghina, 2017
Images courtesy of Helen’s Wines.