If you want to avoid all of this potentially added into your wine:
fining and filtration agents
Then you need to learn how to shop for wine. You need to know what questions to ask. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
And just so you know, clean and safe wine doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. My favorite wine at the moment is the Cellario Dolcetto and it’s 15$ a bottle. It’s fruit front, kind of jammy and medium to full bodied. I get it at my favorite wine shop in Cambridge called Central Bottle
. They carry a lot of natural wines and they know their stuff. I highly recommend them if you’re in the Boston area.
Photos by Kathi McFarland Bahr. She’s rad.
Watch the video for a full break down on how to shop for safe wine: What words you need to know, and what questions to ask. But here are your key words to remember:
Unfined & unfiltered
(for sparkling wines) no dosage or vin non dose or sauvage or naturel
low or no sulfites added
Wine Fairs for natural wines (Unfortunately there are no natural wine fairs in the states at the moment, but if you’re in the UK you’re in luck!)
Natural wine blogs
alicefeiring.com – she’s the matriarch of natural wine writing in the US. see the full list of additives on her site.
thatcrazyfrenchwoman.com – ditto for france
wineanorak.com – jamie goode’s site, not totally natural, but natural-heavy
illdrinktothatpod.com – great podcast from sommelier levi dalton
If I could post the ven diagram, I would, for some reason it wont post…
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Who says that being healthy can't be fun? Lillian Medville of Lillian's Test Kitchen says that's a bunch of old fashioned MALARKY. Lillian makes other people's recipes (Sometimes vegan. Sometimes raw. Mostly paleo. Always gluten, grain, dairy, refined sugar, soy, and corn free) for the very first time on camera. And as a general rule, she makes sure to play with her food as much as possible.
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