Ethical Wine Types
Festival Wines offers various ethical wine types. The wines are good quality wines made ‘the right way’: Organic Wines or even Bio-Dynamic. All our wines are selected for very important reasons:
- the wines taste great,
- the wine growers are true to the soil the grapes come from and,
- they are great value wines.
There are a number of ethical wine types:
Wines made from organically grown grapes: technically in Europe there is no such thing as “organic wine” although this changing with some new EU regulations.
Bio-Dynamic agriculture takes a holistic view. It uses lunar and cosmic rythyms that are even more in keeping with nature than organic farming.
Sulphur and sulphites occur naturally within grapes: you do not get no-sulphur wine, just low sulphur wine. The producers of low sulphur wines simply add far less or even no sulphur to their wines.
Animal and fish products, including gelatin and egg whites are used in the production of many wines. These wines are suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.
As the term implies these wines are suitable for vegans: they are free of all animal and fish products.
Article on ethical wine types and drinking: “The green guzzle dilemma” by Victoria Lambert (1 March 2008).