I’m sure that a lot of people like myself, look forward to relaxing with a nice glass of Red Wine after a busy week. I have for a long time finished my working week with a Friday afternoon Hot Yoga Class, followed by a romantic dinner with my husband and a relaxing glass of wine. I absolutely LOVE Friday night and I actually look forward to this ritual as a reward for my commitment throughout the week.
However, even though I only drink Organic Wine, some nights I would end up with a cracking headache and I couldn’t understand why. It wasn’t until I did some research on Organic Wines that I discovered that even though my preferred wine was Organic, it still had preservatives present.
It is understood that all Organic wine is a made from grapes that have been grown without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and fungicides. However, this does not mean that preservatives have not been added during the bottling process, or that preservatives will not be present.
But doesn’t Organic wine mean no preservatives have been added?
My research has shown that there is a large misconception about organic wine in Australia. Within the guidelines for Organic & Bio-dynamic Certification in Australia, preservatives are allowed in the final product, however it is understood that the level of preservatives allowed is about half the amount which can be used under conventional Australian food standards for wine. Consequently, I made it my mission to source Australian made, Organic Wine which was Free of Preservatives.
Wild Fox produce a wonderful range of Organic & Preservative Free wine, which is free from sulphur dioxide preservative (sulphites or preservative 220) commonly known to cause headache and nauseous symptoms. It is one of the few wines that I can enjoy, without the concern of side effects.
It has certainly made a big difference for me changing to the Wild Fox wine and I don’t have to worry about headaches anymore. Now the only problem I have is to have 1 glass only and not 2 because it tastes so good.
Love Mette xxxx
We have included the Wild Fox Organic Preservative Free Merlot Wine 750ml and Wild Fox Organic Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon 187ml in selected hampers, in our online store.