No Added Sulphites Wine, Is It Better? Competition and Review
Hey there and welcome to ‘not dry-January’ at Kelly Martin Speaks. I prefer to drink in moderation all year round so no dry January in this household and anyhow organic wine and liqueurs never seem to have the awful side-effects other drinks have for me.
- A full bodied Chilean wine
- Emiliana Orgánico – 2015
- 14.5% alc
- Suitable for vegans
- Grape: Rousanne, Syrah/Shiraz
- No sulphites added
And I pleasantly enjoyed the tastes of berries and could actually taste the pepper too. It feels like a red that goes really well with red meat and rich flavours, but I would probably enjoy this with even a white fish because it would bring out the taste even more.One combination of food I really enjoyed with this wine was raw chocolate. Seriously amazing combination.
I am normally a full-bodied wine fan and my house-mate is not, but he thoroughly enjoyed this ‘no added Sulfites’ red. I allowed him one glass because I had to enjoy the rest myself. It was too good to give away – honestly!And like most organic wines, this red had no negative effect on me or my skin (my skin can sometimes flush because of rosacea).
Would I drink it again? Yes totally. In fact it’s on my list for gifts for all of my friends who drink only organic wine.Sometimes I simply want a warming red that is not too tart, this is exactly what I crave. A wine that’s certainly a keeper.
- An Italian Gin
- Biostilla – NV
- Size 70cl
- Alcohol 40%
Alas, I have never liked gin, so I had a small taste and then passed it over to my best friend and he reviewed the sample for me. I wish I did like gin because I know it’s very popular right now, but I did have a sample taste and I was very surprised I didn’t pull my grimacing ‘gin face’ with this gin it didn’t taste or smell like I normally find gin.
But that being said, if I were a gin lover, this combination of ingredients would totally invite me to drink this.
Juniper, fresh cedar lemon from Sicily, fresh tangerine from Sicily, coriander seed, ginger root, valerian root, angelica root, calamus root, master root, rosemary, caraway seeds, cardamom seeds, rose hips, orange peels, lemon peels, lavender blossoms, elderberry blossoms, orange blossoms, Peppermint…
Quite a full flavour, you can certainly taste the citrus notes in this. I quite like the combination of unusual flavours in this gin. Because of the full flavours I would just drink this straight. It seems a shame to spoil all the additions with something else added.
?Quite superb! The botanicals add a beautiful taste sensation.
? No negatives, a perfect gin.
- Italian liqueur
- Biostilla – NV
- Size 60cl
- 20% alc
I’ve not had the chance to sample many organic liqueurs and I’ve never had an apricot liqueur before so I haven’t got anything to compare with.
? Not unpleasant, an okay liqueur.?Tastes cheaper than I expected. Feels like it is not balanced in its mixing.
COMPETITION (NOW CLOSED!)
Vintage Roots asked me to choose which one of these bottles to give away for my 10 Year Blog Anniversary competition and I just had to choose the wine, because it’s so delish! And even a newbie red wine drinker would find it hard not to love this delight.
So without further ado check out the competition below. (UK ONLY)
*Post Disclaimer: I received 1 x bottle of Salvaje wine, 1 x 10cl bottle of Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella and 1 x 10cl bottle of Walcher Marillen Apricot Liqueur from ‘Vintage Roots – The Organic Wine Company’ for review. All opinions are my own.