Organic, Certified Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable
I would like to notate which of the wines on my list fall into these categories. I wonder if there is a way to find out other than contacting the wineries. Does anyone know of a site, government or otherwise that would aid in my research? I have found a few but the info is minimal.
On another note, I'm curious as to whether this info listed on a restaurant wine list would be of interest to most of the bloggers here. I for one am realizing the importance, especially of Sustainable Agriculture.
>>> . . . is a way to find out other than contacting the wineries[?] <<<
Look at the wine label itself. There are various trademarked symbols/logos that wineries will use on their labels to indicate if the wine is certified organic, or is biodynamic, etc. You can also check out a winery's website, besides calling them directly.
A less reliable method would be to search retail websites that specialize in organic and/or biodynamic wines. ("Less reliable" as you have to take someone else's word for it, and presume they are accurate in their informaiton.) One example would be The Organic Wine Co. -- http://www.theorganicwinecompany.com/ -- although I must quickly point out that I have no personal experience in dealing with them.
>>> Does anyone know of a site, government or otherwise that would aid in my research? <<<
I can only suggest you search "biodynamic wine" and "organic wine." Using Google as an example, the former comes back with approximately 316,000 hits, while the latter shows over 2 million.