Organic Wines Taste Better Than Conventional, But Still Seen as Inferior ‘Hippy Wine’
Organic produce and textiles may fetch a premium compared to their non-organic counterparts, are certainly better for the planet and your health, and often proudly proclaim their eco-friendly status. But when it comes to wine a new UCLA study finds that even though organic wines fare better in tastings than non-organic, if you label them such they actually command lower prices. Here’s why:
One Third Organic Winemakers Hide That Fact
Environmental economist Magali Delmas and colleagues looked over 13,400 wines from nearly 1500 California wineries, covering 30 varietals, 25 appellations, with vintages from 1998 though 2005.
They correlated these with each wine’s rating in Wine Spectator, whether it was certified organic, and whether it was actually labelled on the bottle or the winemakers chose to not label their product as organic. In total only one-third of winemakers using third-party certified organic grapes advertised this on their bottles.
Wisconsin Foodie is organizing Cheesemaker tours this Spring/Summer and we’d like you to join us.
S08 E05 – This week we tour the driftless region and visit Driftless Organics, Viroqua Food Co-Op, and Rooted Spoon.
S08 E04 – In this episode, we tour Henning’s and Widmer’s cheese with Gordon Edgar, and then we enjoy a dinner at L’Etoile to celebrate Hook’s 20 Year Cheddar.
S08 E02 – In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie, Dan O’ Leary shares his beekeeping knowledge at Honey Valley Beekeeping. Kyle Cherek tours Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and enjoys an on-site dinner.
S08 E01 – In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie, Kyle Cherek and Jessica Bell explores the fine culinary delicacies of the Wisconsin State Fair.
On the season finale of Wisconsin Foodie, we visit Schreiner’s Restaurant, Bay View Packing company, and close it out with Wolski’s.
It’s deer season this week on Wisconsin Foodie! Keith Warnke from the Department of Natural Resources guides us as well as Kyle through the Wisconsin tradition of hunting.
This week, we eat some of Roelli Cheese’s award winning cheese and make some incredible dishes with it at Driftless Café.
This week, we load on the carbs with Amaranth Bakery and Madison Sourdough Company.
This week, we’re going fishing at Rushing Waters Trout Farm!