Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about ⅓ of global production.
“Organic Wine” means wine that is made from the grapes or other fruits grown by only using natural and non-artificial or synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides. This wine is also processed without the involvement of any kind of artificial or synthetic chemical agents and no artificial or synthetic chemical preservatives, colors, taste-makers, or reagents in its preservation or storage.
Organic Italian Wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy: Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 litres per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation.Advertisements
Benefits Of Organic Wine
The benefits of Organic Wine are impressive; some of them are explained in greater detail below.
Apart from the general health benefits of wine, which include the regulation of blood pressure, maintaining good cardiac health, a better metabolism, providing warmth and boosting the immune system, the added benefit of consuming organic wine is that you are able to protect yourself from harmful chemicals.
Red wine and red grapes contain resveratrol that aids in preventing age-related memory loss.Although this will not show any miraculous effects and will not make much difference, since almost everything else we consume is full of such harmful chemicals, this is at least one small healthy choice you can do from your side.
People who are allergic to sulfur or related compounds may find organic wine fit for consumption.
The other benefits of Organic Wine mainly include environmental benefits. Since no harmful chemicals are used in the production of Organic Wines throughout, its production does not pollute the air, water, and soil in any significant way, so it doesn’t have any adverse effects on the environment. The Organic Wines are also typically packed in environmentally friendly organic containers.
Drawbacks Of Organic Wine
The major drawback is its price. Wine with an “Organic” label on it is far costlier than its “Non-Organic” counterpart. That being said, anyone who can afford a good brand of old wine can bear this difference in price.