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Great Organic Wines that Won’t Break the Bank – Five for $25 and Under

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A nice glass of wine or two can be a wonderful way to relax after a hard day and there have been numerous studies published over the last several years that demonstrate a number of health benefits that can be achieved by the regular, but moderate, consumption of wine, especially the red variety.

The problem is that much of the wine that is consumed all over the planet is made from grapes that were treated with some pretty heavy pesticides, possibly negating any benefits at all. This also explains why organic wine is gaining in popularity these days.

100% Organic wine carries the USDA seal, and must be made from 100% organically grown ingredients, monitored throughout its entire production process. Wine that is simply labeled organic must meet 95% of the above standards.

If you have been thinking about giving organic wine a try but were concerned about the price, we have good news for you. Here are some great examples of delicious organic wine that won’t break the bank – because they all cost under $25.

Can Vendrell Cava Brut Reserva – This an organic bubbly that is made with Spanish white grapes, green apples, pears and believe it or not almonds. This champagne style organic wine has a slightly dry finish and goes perfectly with cheese dishes and seafood. Best of all it costs just $19 a bottle.

Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris – For those who love a good pinot this is a fabulous organic choice. Made from organic produce harvested at Ponzi’s Oregon vineyards it has a creamy texture and a fruity finish that will go with that Thanksgiving turkey perfectly as it is the perfect foil for all that meat And the accompanying rich sauces. This one will set you back a mere $17 at the cash register.

Frey Vineyards Syrah- USDA certified 100% organic grapes combine with plum, blackberry and clove flavors to create a wine that is robust, full bodied and ever so slightly tart. Great with mushroom dishes or a nice piece of pork. Priced at just $11.95 this is a real bargain that tastes wonderful as well.

Bonterra Vineyards Viognier- Resplendent with the flavors of organically grown grapes, nectarines and white peaches this is a wine that goes perfectly with healthy and hearty vegetable dishes like heirloom squash soup. A little more expensive at $25 a bottle but still wonderful value.

Coturri Winery Zinfandel- Good zinfandels are praised for light fruity tastes and this one does not disappoint. It is the perfect turkey chaser and if you close your eyes you can almost taste the California sunshine. This also retails at $25.

By the way, if you really want an eco friendly drinking experience we also found some wonderful recycled glass wine goblets – at Target of all places- for just $19.99 for four.