In the age of ever-expanding hyper markets and genetically modified produce there is a movement growing against this trend, a movement that argues that bigger and easier is not always better.
The Farm-to-Table movement has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, for those who aren’t familiar with it, the concept is simple: knowing where your food comes from. Preventative medicine is a hot topic, and one of the crucial points is the question of what do we put inside our bodies?
This question should not only apply to food, but also to drink. Wine consumption and wine awareness has steadily increased over the last decade, but how many of you truly know what goes into that Cabernet Sauvignon you love so much?
Wine production is an agricultural industry the same as any other, a business subject to economic pressures. Therefore, if you care about how the products that end up on your table came to be there, you need to ask yourself these questions.
Who produced this wine, where were the grapes grown, how were the vines treated, what are the pros and cons of organic production, what other products were added to the wine? Only once you start asking these questions will you understand how many open questions there really are. Far be it from us to dissuade you from drinking wine, our recommendation is simple, find out more, and not only will it alleviate some of your worries, it will also strengthen your appreciation for one of the most natural and traditional products available these days.