How often have you enjoyed a glass of wine and woken up with a terrible headache the next morning? Well, you might be surprised to learn that your headache might not only be from a slight hangover - but what's in your wine.
Many of us are increasingly focused on making our entire lives clean, from our skin care to our cleaning products to the food we buy. But, we often have a glass or two of wine at dinner and don't think twice about what's in it.
Natural wine-making isn't new; until recent years our wine went through a natural fermentation process. But, nowadays it's quite normal for farmers and winemakers to add pesticides, herbicides, sugars and sulfates to make the wine last longer and taste the same as it did when it went into the bottle. But, those taste-shifters can have an impact on our bodies and health.
While natural, organic and biodynamic wines are coming back into popularity, get into the habit of checking your wine labels before drinking. If you're looking for assistance on this, one of our favorite (women-owned!) companies is called Rock Juice, and they only source wine from natural and biodynamic farms.
Do you have any favorite natural wine-makers? Share with us at @kosterina on Instagram!
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
In this week's edition of our ongoing series called: Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers we'll be diving into the healing powers of an ancient Greek herb,oregano. Read on to discover the extraordinary powers of the superfoods of Greece & the Mediterranean for health, happiness and longevity.
We will be sharing a new series in our weekly newsletter called: Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers. Read on to discover the extraordinary powers of the superfoods of Greece & the Mediterranean for health, happiness and longevity.
What do you know about manifestation? I was talking with a good friend who told me that many years ago she began “manifesting” by repeating a mantra over and over again each day. And apparently this allows her to dream up the things she wants and they eventually come to be. Seriously? She also keeps a vision board on Pinterest of the milestones she’s seeking in life.