When it comes to organic wine influencers, few can match the power of the Kardashian family (actually, they can influence just about anything!). So when Kourtney Kardashian recently mentioned us on her new blog Poosh, we took notice! According to Kourtney:
“Organic wine is better for your body and the environment. Half true: Organic wine won’t give you a hangover. Ok, let us explain. The main cause of a wine-induced hangover comes from sulfur dioxide—which is a preservative found in wine used to curb bacteria. According to Natural Wine Merchants, traditional wine contains up to 350 ppm of added sulfites, whereas for a wine to be labeled “organic” it must contain under 10 ppm of naturally occurring sulfites. So, could it be argued that drinking organic wine leads to less of a hangover? But we’re firm believers of everything in moderation.
In any case, opting for a vino made at an organic farm means you’ll be avoiding non-natural additives, such as chemical fertilizers and herbicides. And that’s enough to convince us.”
We weren’t the only ones to take notice. Bon Appetit’s Food on the Internet column writers Rachel Karten and Emily Schultz also picked up on this unusual organic wine influencers story, and wrote this about the post in their article “I Guess I’d Drink a Glass of Wine with Kourtney Kardashian?”:
“The article opens with an image of a woman ensconced in a bed of white, fluffy sheets, holding a glass of red wine high over her head. Risky! See, my sheets are black for the sole purpose of hiding the snacks I regularly spill in bed. “Organic wine is better for your body and the environment,” the article opens, before preceding to explain that the minimal use of sulphites in organic wine can lead to less of a hangover. This first part is true! My issue with the second is that, for one, the headache bit is not proven science. But even more importantly, I often opt for the chilled light reds that are so chuggable and tasty that I drink just enough for a hangover. Whatever, I know what I signed up for…”
“Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appétit’s wine editor is all for it too. Having more visibility and accessibility is what matters, right? Right! Natural wine is for everyone!”
While the jury is still very much out as to what really causes hangovers in wine, we greatly appreciate the cred from a Kardashian!
Our Brands in the Hands of Other Important Organic Wine Influencers
We were also pleasantly surprised to find our Sofos Greek Red wine in the hand and glass of Wine Folly’s Madeline Puckette. Often serving as an organic wine influencer, Madeline recently shared this Instagram post, celebrating being named Wine Communicator of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition with a glass of this unique Agiorgitiko and Cabernet blend. Click the photo below to see the original post and play the video:
Kait Welch, who writes Habits of a Modern Hippie, recently became an organic wine influencer when she featured our Tarantas Sparkling Rosé, Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza and Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Rouge in a recent story about “Five Cost Effective Ways to Go Organic.”
“Quick decisions and impulse buys can cost you. So before you head out to do your grocery shopping, errands, or clothing shop do a bit of research! It can be as small as seeing what’s in season in your area and looking at circulars, to researching brands and options online. One particular fun organic product I’ve found that was surprisingly inexpensive while being fabulous is wine! I recently was able to taste a few brands of wine that are found in natural foods stores, and as I was blown away by their taste, quality and the fact that they are certified organic, non-GMO, and either vegan or vegetarian. The sommelier who was explaining each varietal as I was tasting them asked me to guess each price. I was off by a solid $20 to $30 dollars on each guess- each guess was high! Both brands I love, Les Hautes de Lagarde and Tarantas, have price points as low as $9.99, which is a great price point for wine in general, but AMAZING for organic wine! My favorite out of the bunch so far is the Tarantas Sparkling Rosé which is perfect for the warm days ahead!”
A big THANK YOU to all of these amazing organic wine influencers for bringing organic wines to the forefront. Whatever your price range, there is an organic wine out there for you! As Rachel Karten and Emily Schultz said in the end of their article in Bon Appetit: ..if she’s (Courtney Kardashian) exposing more of the world to the delicious wines that are better for the environment AND for the consumer, then we have no choice but to stan. So let’s cheers to Poosh with one of Kris’ brownies and a chilled glass of Beaujolais.”
You can purchase our organic wines at fine retailers and restaurants across the country. Contact us to find out where you can find your favorite organic wines near you.