Beyond the buzzwords: understanding organic, biodynamic and natural wine

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz around “clean wines” and so many producers are keen to add buzzwords like “organic,” “biodynamic,” “sustainable” or “natural” to their wine labels to get behind the craze. Since these terms are NOT in fact interchangeable, we break down what exactly they mean in this blog post so you can make informed choices about what kind of wine you’re buying.

Organic wine

This is just like food with an organic stamp - this certification is government regulated and certifies that no artificial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides have been used while growing the grapes. The details of the certification differ by continent - for instance, a certified organic wine in the United States can have no added sulfites, while a