For Your Green Reception, Pop the Cork on Organic Wine and Champagne
By: Liberty Kontranowski
Unless you’re planning a dry wedding reception, you’re sure to encounter the issue of buying wine and champagne for your green wedding. And serving your guests organic wine and champagne means a host of good things for them, the planet and for others. Take a look at the benefits of serving organic bubbly at your wedding:
Rich and delicious flavor – Organic wine farmers cultivate rich soil, free of pesticides and other harmful toxins. When the fruit is planted in this superior soil, it is able to develop to its maximum natural potential and is therefore more flavorful, intense and pure. All of this makes for one amazing harvest of fruit, which then turns into one amazing batch of wine…and ultimately very happy wedding guests.
Poison-free – You wouldn’t dare set out a glass of anti-freeze for your guests to drink, would you? Of course not! So why would you serve wine or champagne that’s been contaminated by pesticides? Grapes continuously make the “Dirty Dozen” list of crops that are most heavily sprayed with pesticides. By serving organic wine, you eliminate spreading that risk to your guests. What’s more, you’re helping to support an organic farmer, his family and the planet by choosing organic beverages.
Less sulfites – Many people are highly sensitive to sulfites, which are salts or sulfurous acids added to many foods and beverages for preservation purposes. While limited amounts of sulfites occur naturally in wine, no added sulfites are allowed in 100% Certified Organic wines or beverages. By serving organic wine, your guests will surely thank you for eliminating the allergic reaction that sulfites cause in some people, along with the “sulfite headaches” that some experience.
One more thought: While most organically-grown items cost more than their traditionally-grown counterparts, organic wines tend to be priced approximately 20% less than similar vintages. So, with all the benefits of organic wines plus the cost savings at hand, why on Earth would a gorgeously green bride like you serve anything else? Our thoughts, exactly!
~Liberty Kontranowski is a freelance writer with hundreds of articles published online and in print, covering topics like health, parenting, lifestyle, beauty, celebrities and more. She is a regular contributor to the health blog at eDrugstore.md, a safe and secure medications facilitator.