What is in this article?:
- 8 organic alcohol brands to stock up on
- More top organic alcohol picks
Editors pick 8 organic alcohols to stock on your shelves, including beer, wine and spirits, as well as herbal and tonic waters
Organic alcohol began with a few sour wines and bland brews, but it’s quickly evolving into a sophisticated niche market that encompasses a variety of spirits and mixers, including the following libations.
Tarantas Organic Cava Brut
This organic bubbly, produced by Spain’s oldest estate winery, received a rating of 90 from Wine & Spirits magazine. Tarantas uses traditional cava grape varieties (Spain’s answer to Champagne) to produce a pale yellow, creamy wine that the magazine lauded as “remarkably sophisticated for its price.”
Ayala’s Herbal Water
Ayala’s infuses organic herbal extracts in artesian water for an unusual mixer. The product is available in both still and sparkling formulations in a variety of flavors, such as lavender mint, ginger lemon peel and lemongrass mint vanilla.
This sparkler hails from the countryside north of Treviso in Italy and is made from U. S. Department of Agriculture certified-organic grapes. Its highlights include a “luminous appearance and grassy-herbal notes followed by white peach, honey and jasmine,” according to Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Frey Organic Petite Sirah 2009
Winner of a gold medal at the 2010 Mendocino County Wine Competition, this organic petite sirah from America’s first organic winery is free of added sulfites, which can cause allergic reactions in some drinkers. The 2009 vintage is described as rich and dark with flavors of spice and chocolate.