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Organic wines can be a bit of a trouble to research.

1) Some manufacturers who could classify themselves as organic choose not to get officially classed as organic in case they need to use non-organic techniques in difficult years.
2) Some wines that are organic are plainly not very good, so some better producers that are organic only mention their organic status as a side issue to avoid being stigmatised with a label that isn't noticed as a benchmark of quality for wine.
3) Different countries have different standards as to what is or isn't organic.
What Pauly said.

Plus in my (albeit limited) experience there's less of a clamour for organic produce in the UK than in California, particularly wine since the UK produces so little worth drinking.

There is at least one company that advertises organic wines in a magazine called Private Eye. I'll dig out an old copy and see if I can find it.

The UK Green Party might be able to help you.
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Originally posted by Dave Tong:

There is at least one company that advertises organic wines in a magazine called Private Eye. I'll dig out an old copy and see if I can find it.


Found it, but I was wrong. The company is called Disos Pure Wines. The wines are described as vegan (so no isinglass or eggwhite finings were used) and additive free (so no sulphites) but they don't claim to be organic.
Thank you so much for your answer Pauly and Dave Tong.

I have looked on the "soil association" website. I have read that despite having much in its favour, organic wine accounts for only 1% of UK sales
Supermarkets represent an important network.

If somebody knows or has more information I would be very grateful to him to tell us about it.

Best regards Smile
celo75

One of the big things about wine is that it's an industrial product, not an agricultural product. By that I mean that it is the result of several processes so it's not like comparing 2 different apples on a supermarket shelf.

Also the 'organic' tag hasn't been seen as an indicator of quality in the wine industry, where it is seen as an indicator of quality in food produce. I am happy to pay extra for organic foods not because of any supposed health benefits, but because I believe the increase in quality is sometimes worth the extra cost.

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