Recently it occurred to me that while we generally do a good job of seeking organic, local food, we have a few major flaws in our consumption. One is real parmesan cheese, which we use judiciously. The other flaw has to do not with what we eat but what we drink. Bottles of wine, after all, can come from all over the world, and they may not be produced under ideal environmental conditions. Therefore, I went hunting for US-produced organic wines. If you don’t have an incredibly sophisticated palate for wine (we don’t!–and neither do most people), the organic wines that are readily available to have with dinner and are affordable are just fine. All are more than a few steps above Franzia. All are appropriately priced for any wine with their attributes, organic or not. As a matter of fact, one recent study indicates that they may be underpriced!
Have you tried organic wines? Which are your favorites?