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Vegan-friendly Wine

In recent times one of the biggest health trends has been ‘Going Vegan’. The trend is only gaining momentum. You only have to scroll through Instagram to see all the colourful and beautifully presented vegetable and grain bowls, clothes and other lifestyle products.

The Vegan Trade Journal reports Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world behind United Arab Emirates and China. It is estimated that one in six Australians are buying plant-based alternatives, regardless of any health issues.

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Organic VS Biodynamic

Key take outs:

  • Biodynamic is organic!
  • Biodynamic is organic farming with additional steps.

What does Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture have in common?

Grapes grown free from chemicals in healthy soils

The grapes for organic and biodynamic wine are grown free from chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and GMOs. Organic viticulture means working with the natural environment to combat pests to create an ecosystem where flora and fauna can flourish, and healthy vines grow.

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Does organic wine taste better?

Of course, we’re going to say it does. We’ve tasted many organic wines prior to and in the setup of Wine Revolution, but regardless of our day job, we prefer to drink organic. It matches our lifestyle and concern for the long-term health of our planet. Our anecdotal experience says organic tastes better. Research confirms we’re correct.

Major research paper confirms organic wine tastes better

A recent study conducted by the University of California, ‘Does Organic Wine Taste Better? An Analysis of Experts’ Ratings’ (published in the Journal of Wine Economics, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2016), aimed to understand the link between product quality and organic or eco-certification in the US.

The research studied the ratings of 74,148 wines of over 30 grape varieties from 3,842 California wineries. The wine ratings of three leading global wine publications – ‘Wine Advocate’, ‘Wine Enthusiast’, and ‘Wine Spectator’ – all whom blind taste and rate wines out of a possible 100 points, were compared.

The research results indicated that organic is associated with a statistically significant increase in ratings. In fact, these wines scored on average 4.1 points higher than conventional wines. The results overwhelmingly support a link between better tasting wine and organic practices.

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Organic Wine – Top 9 reasons it’s growing

Sutton Grange organic vineyard, Bendigo, Victoria

The domestic and global organic wine market may be niche, but it’s not a new wine category; indeed, it’s been around for millennia.

Changing consumer sentiment is increasing demand and demand is growing fast.[i] Sentiment towards organics is positive and buying organic is becoming top of mind in purchasing decisions. So, what are the main drivers of this new zeitgeist?

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