Organic Wine—Eh! But Like The Videos.

Organicwinereview When I drink them I can't identify anything about "organic" wines that set them apart from non-organic wines. As such, I don't have a real heightened interest in them. However, Winston, Jennifer and Brent sure do!

Their Organic Wine Review, now in beta stage, is devoted to organic wines and to video. In other words, what you get is video reviews of organic wines. And I like them.

There's a lot of movement on the organic wine front, including the admission by smart people that there needs to be some real clarification on the idea "green" wine terms because consumers are getting confused. Some folks think that organic wines will be the majority within some near term time frame. I don't think that will happen, but I do think that consumers like the idea of organic wines—not because they think organic wines happen to taste better, but because they probably think "organic" is better for them and the environment.

But back to the "Organic Wine Review". I like it because I like the people behind it and how they present their views of the organic wines I don't think are special for their organic-ness. Winston, Jennifer and Brent are quietly enthusiastic, informed, easy on the eyes and persistent.

You'll find the Organic Wine Review site pretty straight forward.Video Reviews! And more Video Reviews. Think of Organic Wine Review as Wine Library TV with better looking hosts, a focus on organic wines, fewer references to football and the inhalation of aromas rather than the sniffy sniff of aromas.

6 Responses

  1. @nectarwine - December 16, 2009

    I’ve watched several of their episodes and like the quick straight forward approach.
    Is there any governance of what qualifies as organic? I’m with you Tom, I don’t think organic wine sales will ever be the majority, but as tree huggers and environmentalists unite, we will certainly continue to see the buzz.

  2. Brent Harrison - December 16, 2009

    I enjoy your blog.
    Thanks for taking the time to check out the beta site. We are glad you like it.
    I agree that there is a lot of confusion on the “green” front. Our intent is not to necessarily solve this but rather help consumers become aware of wines of various organic designations with some fun and irreverence thrown in for good measure. These are the organic designations of what we are reviewing currently:
    Based on what we are seeing and tasting to date, I agree with your take that fully certified organic wines will not be dominant anytime soon (or possibly ever). The largest category we are reviewing is certified organically grown grapes (check out “Organic Grapes” in tag cloud on the site for evidence). Sulfites, which occur naturally, remain important as a stabilizer and preservative.
    (“The Average Wine Guy”)

  3. Risque Sommelier - December 16, 2009

    Just this last weekend Risque Sommelier had the opportunity to watch Food, Inc. ( and was truly amazed at how much we as a consumer do not know where our food and beverages come from and how they are made. This make Risque question if you think the health factor is something that sets them apart from non-organic?

  4. Matt - January 7, 2010

    I have to agree that organic wines will never be the majority. Their is to much reputation on some wines, that I don’t think it will happen. But it will be interesting to see what happens in the future.
    Buy Wine Online

  5. renaissance costume - April 8, 2010

    I also share the same opinion, I can’t distinguish whats the difference to an organic and non-organic wine when it comes to tasting them. Sometimes I even find the un-organic better.

  6. Detours 2.0 alternative - June 17, 2010

    hmmm… interesting post, but i don’t think that will happen, but I do think that consumers like the idea of organic wines.

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