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Warming Winter Whites

It’s cold and raining on a Sunday morning, coffee’s on, the heater is blasting and you have no intention of getting out of your PJs until after midday. Planning the all important dining menu for the day, you decide it’s the perfect day to have a casserole cooking slowing (who’s in a hurry?) allowing those developing aromas to fill the house as you binge-watch a new series.

Now onto the even more important wine accompaniment for your indulgent winters day. Most of us will instinctively reach for a bottle of a warming red but if you have a thirst for loungeroom wine adventures perhaps it’s time to consider some winter white alternatives.

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Wine Revolution Terminology Guide

All wine is natural right? Just sunshine, grapes and yeast?  There’s a bit more to it with different farming techniques and winemaking methods. We’ve put together a guide to the terminology we think you need to know. Easy to understand. Learn the difference between Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable farming. Find out the difference between certification, in-conversion and practising. Don’t forget about Low Intervention, Vegan-friendly and Preservative Free!

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Rebel Wine Chat: See Saw’s Justin Jarrett

See Saw Vineyard

See Saw Wines owners Justin and Pip Jarrett moved to Orange from Young in 1991, and bought their first block of land. Prior to the move they had wanted to grow grapes, but before committing, they also considered growing apples and protea flowers. The plan was to become fully self-employed and create a product which they could add value to; something they could put on the table, have their name behind and tell you all about it. So, they decided to go ahead with vineyards.

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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 observations.

What does Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture have in common?

Grapes grown free from chemicals

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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