Port Wine Goes Green
The field of organic wines and spirits is getting larger and larger. Rum,vodka and gin all have organic options and the field of organic wine continues to grow at an impressive rate, providing excellent wines that are also green. Now Dr. Vino brings good news for Port lovers, the Fladgate Partnership has announced they will be making an organic Port. The vineyard used had been farmed organically since 1992 but since Port is made also adding brandy the quest was on to find an organic distilled spirit. The Port cannot be labeled as organic in the U.S. because it contains naturally occurring sulfites and instead will be labeled as being "made with organically grown grapes." Dr. Vino reports that the ruby Port has aromas of dark cherries and blackberries and that the process of organic viticulture is much healthier for vineyard workers. The port will be sold in the U.S. starting in June for around $22 per bottle. It looks like it is already available in England.