Organic, biodynamic and natural wine isn’t something that’s preached by hippies for the sake of trying to be different or cool, but to respect the environment, look after the land and also to drink something that isn’t laced with additives and chemicals.
‘Unfortunately, we all know that too much of anything is bad for us… wine included! A hefty hangover after a boozy night will tell you that. When choosing a wine, we tend not to think about anything but the grape variety and – let’s face it – the label on the bottle. Like with food, we tend to have rose tinted glasses about where it comes from and what’s really inside. We ignore and perhaps don’t understand the real damage these artificial sprays and chemicals can have on our bodies. There have been numerous chefs who have brought to our attention the importance of eating ‘real’ food, grown naturally by farmers who care about their produce, without the use of sprays or added nasties. As a result, the rise in organic food produce has boomed over the last decade. So why don’t we think the same about what we’re drinking? If we eat organically, why not drink it too?’ The Wine Butler