If you haven’t realized there’s even such a thing as clean crafted wines or a need for them, you’re not alone. This may surprise you but wine is not just fermented smashed grapes.
What is wine made of?
Hundreds chemicals (up to 300 to be more specific) are often allowed to hide in your favorite glass of red, white or bubbly. Besides the pesticides that are sprayed on the grapes, mass-produced bottles also contain additives, chemicals, and added sugar.
What is Scout and cellar wine?
Scout and Cellar is a company that sells cleaner wines. They have created a new standard for wine and have found the best tasting bottles from all over the world.
These wines, sourced from California to Italy, meet Scout and Cellar’s rigorous standards for clean crafted wine (made with biodynamic grapes) delivered straight to your door. The best part? These curated wines are all sommelier approved.
That’s right. All the wines are hand picked by sommelier and founder, Sarah Shadonix.
What is Clean Crafted Wine?
If you’ve searched beauty aisles high and low for a harmful chemical free makeup, you can understand the trouble of finding clean wines. That’s because like in clean beauty, there’s no universal definition of clean wine.
To make matters worse, there’s a huge lack of transparency in winemaking. Wine makers aren’t mandated to disclose additives, ingredients, or techniques used in the commercial production of wine. That’s why you never see labels on bottles.
A bottle of wine sold by Scout and Cellar and defined as “clean” means that grapes are sourced from organic/biodynamic farms without pesticides, fertilizers, or added sulfates.
Is organic wine better?
Organic wine generally means that only the grapes are grown organically. Since wine is the final product, it’s not regulated under the FDA. It’s regulated under the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). Even though this is something we ingest, the FDA can’t regulate wine. There are also no labels on wine so you really have no idea what is in the bottle you are drinking.
Scout and Cellar goes beyond organic grapes and in a lot of cases uses biodynamically grown grapes.
What does biodynamic mean in wine?
A biodynamic wine means that the grapes are farmed biodynamically, and that the winemaker did not make the wine without any commonly added chemicals or sugar.
How is wine made?
Most people don’t realize but most mass produced wine are made in a lab. Scout and Cellar wine use grapes that are processed by hand and not in a lab. There’s no added sugar (each glass of Scout and Cellar wine only contains about 2g of sugar) or additional chemicals (to correct flaws in taste or color) because good grapes don’t need them. And just to be sure, Scout and Cellar lab tests all the wines to ensure that they meet their high standards.
Can you drink alcohol on AIP?
Moderate consumption of alcohol (not just red wine) seems to provide diverse health benefits [source], but it can lead to increase in intestinal permeability (i.e., a leaky gut) [source]. For this reason, it’s not allowed while strict autoimmune protocol. However, you can reintroduce it later on.
Can you have wine on Paleo?
Wine is considered paleo however it’s something to enjoy in moderation.
Can I have a glass of wine on keto?
Scout and Cellar clean crafted wine is considered keto because this is sugar free wine or at least no sugar added wine.
Can you drink wine with a gluten allergy?
You’d think that since wine comes from grapes, that it would be 100% gluten free. However, that’s not the case when it comes to conventional wine. Scout and Cellar wines are always gluten free and lab tested to ensure that it meets their standards.
Scout and Cellar offers tasty, cleaner, healthier and all-around better wine. It’s wine the way nature intended it. Add that to your list of reasons why you should add it to cart, right now!
Have you tried Scout and Cellar clean crafted wine yet? I’d love to hear your reviews in the comments below.