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Organic Wine Tastes Better

Everyone knows that organic stuff is supposed to be good for you, even if the reason why is pretty unclear. (Something about pesticides?) Tbh this usually means it tastes fucking terrible.

According to wine experts, though, organic wine actually tastes better than the non-sustainable kind, so if you order it when you hit up happy hour this afternoon, you can get drunk and feel like an amazing human being.

In a study published in the Journal of Wine Economics researchers analyzed a bunch of data from wine-rating magazines. They gathered more than 74,000 reviews from wine experts. They found that on average, ecocertified (organic) wines scored 4.1 points higher on a scale of 100 than their non-organic counterparts.

Organic vineyards can’t use pesticides, herbicides, or fake fertilizers to grow their grapes, and organic wine doesn’t have any genetically modified yeast or added sulfites. The FDA says sulfites aren’t actually the cause of your wine headaches. So when you get a headache after drinking wine, it either means you’re having a tiny reaction to the natural histamines or your inevitable hangover is setting in. The more you know.

Organic wines are super good for the environment and apparently delicious too. Literally the only downside is that they’re way more expensive.


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