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WHAT IS ORGANICWINE?
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL TO BE SURE THE WINE IS ORGANIC?
Organic wine is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. With environmental and health concerns increasingly in the forefront, both vintners and consumers are pushing for “greener” wines. In addition to environmental considerations, vintners recognize that farming practices could also save money in the long run by preserving and improving their soil, as well as giving them a marketing advantage.
Wine that’s sold in Canada labelled with an “organic” claim must comply with Canadian Organic Regulations, no matter what country it’s from. In Canada, a product that’s labelled “organic” has been produced with a minimum of 95% organic ingredients. You may see a logo that reads “Canada organic” with an image of a maple leaf rising from behind a field. The logo is available to both local and imported products if they have been certified according to the requirements of the Canada Organic Regime. However, using the logo is voluntary, so it won’t necessarily appear on every product making an organic claim.
Source: LCBO www.lcbo.com
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