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. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean lifestyle and eating for health and longevity.
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