Nowadays, people seem to be more conscious about the food and drink they consume in their everyday lives. A clear sign of this is the growth of the organic food market. But besides switching to organic food, young people today are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle by using other organic products as well, such as organic essential oils, clothing made of organic fabrics and even alcoholic drinks.
Yes, you’ve read that right. Alcoholic drinks can be organic too. Rose wine is no exception. With a lot of vineyards accepting organic farming methods, the production of organic rose wines worldwide has increased drastically in the past few years. This lovely pink drink doesn’t only taste sweet but also offers a lot of health and wellness benefits.
How Is Organic Rose Being Made?
Rose is the most popular drink in Southern France. Originally it was made from the leftover grapes that didn’t make into the local red wine, but today it is made on purpose and has acquired great respect. Some of the best roses come from France, particularly from the Rhone region and the Loire Valley. During the 1960s, rose wine became very popular in the USA and eventually spread worldwide.
To make it organic, rose wine is produced from grapes that are not sprayed with harmful chemical pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides. Therefore, it is a more natural and cleaner product to consume. This type of wine is produced in the same way as organic red wine. The only difference is that it has less contact with the skin of the grapes.
Organic rose wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and can vary in sweetness. Depending on the different winemaking techniques, its colour can range from pale copper to near-purple. So, you have a wide range of organic rose wine to choose from for your next celebration.
In Australia, the production of organic wine has increased drastically over the past years. Only in 2019, the sale of these natural wines has increased by more than 50% compared to the previous year. Consumers, especially the younger ones are more conscious of what they are consuming on a daily basis. That is why there are more and more manufacturers that are starting to produce organic wines saying that this will become the norm within 10 years. Producing organic wines means returning to the old fashioned farming methods that aren’t only beneficial for the environment but for people’s health as well.
The Benefits of Drinking All-Natural Rose Wine
Keeps Your Heart Healthy
Cardiovascular diseases (CDV) are the number one cause of death globally, taking more than 17 million lives annually. In Australia, the numbers are alarming as well. Studies have shown that more than 5% of Australian adults around 18 years old suffer from one or two conditions related to cardiovascular disease.
But what has drinking organic rose have to do with cardiovascular health? Well, it has been shown that the intake of polyphenols which are a category of organic compounds naturally found in organic wine can act as antioxidants, which means that they can neutralise harmful free radicals which can damage our cells and increase the risk of heart diseases, diabetes and even cancer.
That being said, since organic rose has a high amount of polyphenols, consuming one glass per day can be linked to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, polyphenols give rose wine the magical ability to reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol that can cause artery damage, and increase the body’s high-density lipoprotein known as good (HDL) cholesterol that may reduce the risk of heart attack, heart disease or stroke.
Perfect Option for People Who Want to Lose Weight
Did you know that organic rose wine is one of the lowest-calorie alcoholic beverage available? A glass of 150ml of organic rose contains approximately 85 calories, making it a diet-friendly choice. That being said, if you follow a special diet or you are a calorie-wise person who tries to maintain weight, this wine is the perfect choice for you. You can freely enjoy a glass or two of this delicious drink without worrying about extra calories.
Good for Cancer Prevention
Next to cardiovascular diseases, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world. To fight against cancer, people need to lead a healthy lifestyle and take preventive measures in order to prevent it or to get an early diagnosis and treat it on time. Anyway, one of the ways of leading a healthy lifestyle is drinking a glass of organic rose now and then.
Rose wine is rich in antioxidants from the skin of the grapes that may help prevent cell damage. One of the most popular antioxidants in rose wines is resveratrol that is known to exhibit antitumor activity and is considered as a potential candidate for the prevention and treatment of several types of cancer.
Say Goodbye to Hangovers
The main culprit of having a hangover in the morning after drinking wine the previous night is sulphur dioxide. It is a preservative commonly found in wines, used to kill or inhibit unwanted bacteria. In Australia, the maximum limit of sulphur dioxide in conventionally produced wines is 300ppm, while in organic wines it mustn’t exceed 220ppm. In other words, with this kind of wine, you can enjoy a fun night of partying without worrying about the next morning.