The quality of organic, eco-friendly and fair-trade wines has come a long way since early efforts. The bonus? Most are inexpensive. Here’s our recommendations and guide for decoding the labels and selecting the best.
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What it means: As with any organic product, these wines are produced without chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, artificial ingredients, genetic engineering, fungicides, preservatives, or irradiation. They must contain less than 5 percent nonorganic ingredients, or none whatsoever to be labeled “100% organic.”
Our Recommendation: Our Daily Red California Red Wine ($10)
Tastes like: earthy, easy drinking basic red
Serve with: your favorite steak, hearty pasta dishes