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What’s the difference between organic, biodynamic and natural wine?

15 Feb, 2018 | by Georgia Heath

As demand for organic, biodynamic and ‘natural’ wines continues to grow across the UK, people often ask what these terms actually mean. Here’s our quick overview about these very special wine categories…

Organic Wine

Think of organic wine like organic fruit and vegetables. Organic wines are produced with organically grown grapes, which are grown in carefully managed vineyards without the intervention of pesticides or other chemicals. Certain additives, such as yeast or egg whites, are permitted, but there is disagreement within the wine community about the use of sulphites in organic wine. In the USA, organic wine must have no added sulphites, while in Europe and Canada the addition of sulphites does not compromise a wine’s organic status.

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