Top Organic Drinks to Try this Season
By Marie Gorbenko Published September 2021
Did you know that every September growers, food and drink companies, and consumers gather in a month-long celebration of organic farming and goods production? From food, clothes and even wine - organic products are given the spotlight during this showcase of green living.
With an increasing number of businesses and consumers making and seeking ecologically sound choices to minimize negative planetary impact while maximizing quality, the organic route offers excellent options for eco-conscious living at its best. We believe that there are many ways to get involved with the organic movement—so let’s begin with drinks.
Organically farmed since 1987—way before organic products were widely available in the United States—Bonterra Organic Vineyards has been at the forefront of holistically organic winemaking with their certifications as both a zero-waste and carbon-neutral winery. Bonterra believes that “soil is everything” and, instead of using harmful pesticides, partners with their critter friends to naturally solve the challenges often seen in organic farming. This chardonnay features a bright and balanced taste of apples and pears, with a hint of vanilla. Try it paired with a selection of cheeses or some delicious roast chicken.
Prairie is the #1 selling organic spirits brand, and for good reason. Created and bottled wholly in the Midwest, their farm crafted spirits are made with 100% USDA certified organic corn. Each batch is taste-tested by the Guardians of Prairie until it reaches next-level perfection. Sustainable and delicious, their gin is created with a unique blend of botanicals with a full and herbal blend and a light juniper background to create a gin that’s refreshing and carries a long and delicate finish. Try it blended with your favorite tonic for a G&T that’s next level perfection.
For decades, La Cappuccina has stood for biodiversity, eco-sustainability and environmental protection. They believe that maintaining and protecting their Veneto territory keeps their wines as exuberant and alive as the volcanic soil in which they’re grown. Part of ABC’s exclusive Sourced & Certified Collection, their pinot grigio boasts a bouquet of delicate notes of flowers and fruit. Full flavored and fruity, with notes of citrus and mandarin orange, this white is perfect as an aperitif or paired with fish, oysters, or gnocchi.
Founded by two close friends—world renowned actor and wellness guru, Cameron Diaz, and successful entrepreneur, Katherine Power—Avaline’s mission is to produce a range of clean and delectable wines made with organic grapes, free from concentrates and unnecessary sugars, and vegan and gluten intolerance friendly. Their ever-popular Provencal rosé received a cool 90 points from a Tasting Panel and is light and fresh, with notes of lemon and zest—a perfect accompaniment to a sunny day spent with your best friend.
Produced in the Oaxaca mountain region of Mexico and designated USDA organic, this Sourced & Certified Collection rum is handcrafted in small, artisanal batches. As satisfying and elegant as it is potent, the bittersweet grassy intensity is sweet in an understated manner. Medium-bodied with good grip that is not oily, the exotic quality of organic Oaxacan sugar cane makes this a game-changing rum. Rated five stars from the Spirits Journal and earning a gold medal from the Beverage Testing Institute, this rum is sure to make an exceptional cocktail.
Celebrating over 30 years as an organic wine leader, Our Daily Wines prides itself on meeting the strictest standards for producing USDA Organic wine in both their vineyards and winery. Committed to crafting wholly organic wines from the vineyard to the bottle, their wines possess no detectable sulfites, their facilities contain no pesticides or non-organic cleaners, and their entire range is fully vegan and gluten free. Our Daily Cab is a superb choice to accompany dinner, boasting luscious plum and dark fruit aromas on the nose and richly balanced by bourbon-vanilla. Try it paired with grilled portobello mushrooms with chimichurri sauce, smoked cheddar, or chicken parmesan for a tasty mid-week treat.
Founded in 1930, the château remains a family-owned vineyard noted for its development and adaptation of cutting-edge winemaking processes, strong environmentally friendly commitment and perfect organic certification by Ecocert. Created with a lovely mix of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, their Bordeaux has an alluring bouquet of red fruit aromas and pairs perfectly with goat cheese, grilled meats or shepherd’s pie.
Taking over Zinck Estate winemaking from his parents over two decades ago, Philippe Zinck’s commitment to organic farming grew into a passion that motivated him to further devote his wine production to ecologically clean biodynamic farming in order to produce pure and balanced white and red French wines. With 100% of the estate’s grapes being hand-picked, Zinck’s love of grape and soil shines through in their lush and delicious wines. Their gewurztraminer is of particular note, as this grape variety results in the most aromatic and fruity white wine in the world with spicy flavors on the nose along with exotic fruit and floral notes. Try this off-dry white with various Asian dishes, strong cheeses, or spicy favorites.
Samuel Smith is the oldest brewery in Yorkshire, England, honored to brew high quality beer with natural ingredients since 1758. Their organic chocolate stout is no exception - brewed with water from their original well. The gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a delightful finish for a perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate. Both vegetarian and vegan friendly, this tasty stout is the perfect combination of beer and dessert.
Sweden’s Purity Distillery prides itself on not taking any shortcuts when creating their Connoisseur 51 vodka. Made with only the finest organically grown ingredients and pure mineral Swedish water, this extraordinary vodka is distilled an unprecedented 51 times in a 600-liter copper still for a nuanced flavor unlike any other. Drink this unrivalled and gluten free vodka neat, to enjoy its rich and full flavor slowly.
USDA organic certified Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer delivers a clean and pure liquid that is as real as it tastes. Their Signature Collection is made from the finest ingredients, contains zero added sugars and is gluten free. The variety pack offers three unique and unexpected flavors – spicy pineapple, cucumber lime and peach pear – perfect for any occasion. Pop the top and sip on this organic hard seltzer all month long.
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