Coastal Wine Guide

Boost the flavor of your next meal with our wine tasting picks and pairings. Also, find wine tasting trips, tips, and more.

Eco-Friendly Wine Guide

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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Organic wine
Photographer Becky Luigart-Stayner

What it says: organic

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

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