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.
This time of year, there's always a lot of pressure to implement quick-fixes around our health to reach certain goals. But, my purpose in starting Kosterina was always to help more people create accessible, healthy habits for themselves and their families over the long-term.
We've been spending more time at home than ever this year because of the pandemic, and because of that many of us have been engaging in old pastimes like playing board games or even making crafts. But, none of those activities beat how much we've been experimenting with cooking at home over the past 8 months.