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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Wine made from organic grapes
Photographer Becky Luigart-Stayner

What it says: made from organic grapes

What it means: Not all wines made with organically grown grapes can be labeled “organic.” That’s because some winemakers add sulfites as an antibacterial preservative to extend shelf life (and enable wines to ship long distances), disqualifying it for the organic label. Other winemakers choose not to incur the expense of certification.

Our Recommendation: Bonterra Vineyards Viognier ($18)

Tastes like: apricots, tropical flowers, and a bit of citrus.

Serve with: seafood, Asian or Indian food, smoked seafood

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