Why a bottle of organic wine can help our planet’s future look a little brighter.
Exercise! Pay it forward! Parent (properly)! Build your career! Nurture relationships! Eat your greens! Ensure your child has the *right* costume for the end of year concert! Save the planet!
Is it any wonder we feel overwhelmed by ALL THE THINGS?
At The Green Cube, we do what we can for our planet’s future. We carefully consider the businesses we support, what products we bring into our home, and the packaging they come in. We car pool, compost, recycle and repair. We worry what kind of earth our children and grandchildren will inherit.
Unsurprisingly, a plight so momentous can leave one feeling like doing little more than downing a generous glass of red. But what if I told you your next glass of wine could be doing our planet a favour?
While wine’s never been hard to love, the emergence, availability and quality of Australian organic wine is experiencing increased levels of love and support – for good reason. It’s time to raise our glasses to a wine that’s kinder to your health and the planet.
WHAT IS ORGANIC WINE AND WHY IS IT SO GOOD?
Organic wine is made from grapes grown without artificial or synthetic chemicals like herbicides and pesticides. Organic farming methods work with nature – not against it – paying attention to soil, land preservation and biodiversity (fancy speak for a collection of different organisms and species that make up an environment) and reduced use of chemicals.
Data from the Australian Organic Market Report shows our hankering for great Australian organic wine is on the rise, reaching a 6.9% market share. That’s enough to see growers increase organic grape production by a whopping 20% in the 3 years to 2014. And the best part? This means more mouth-watering choices, including find preservative-free and vegan-friendly organic wine options too.
WE LOVE OUR PLANET AS MUCH AS ORGANIC WINE. SO DO THESE GUYS.
We can thank blokes like David Bruer (Temple Bruer Wines) for expanding organic wine shelf space at our local bottle shop. “My wife and I converted to organic in 1995… the use of agricultural chemicals wasn’t good for either our customers or us, and we’ve now also become carbon-neutral.”
Our mates Jason and Rebecca O’Dea (Pig In The House) say their “ultimate desire is to live in a chemical-free, sustainable environment producing wine that reflects where we live and what we believe in … the environment, those who consume our produce, and future generations.” Cheers guys!
Jeff Grosset (Grosset Winery) believes more Aussies will continue to make the switch to organic wine as we as we discover that it simply tastes better. This might be hard to quantify scientifically, but we’re happy to taste and sample until we’re sure. 😉
SWITCHING TO ORGANIC WINE HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
As your next dinner guest sip, savour and praise your choice of tasty organic labels, you can commend their support of thoughtful production processes. Their body will be grateful for drinking wines with reduced sulphur preservatives, without compromising taste or quality. I daresay the planet will be happy too.
The benefits of organic wine are within everyone’s reach… As a matter of fact, I think I’m ready for a top up.