Thursday, April 23, 2009

Organic Wine is the Buzz

155 wineries representing 18 countries will be pouring more than 240 wines at this year’s Pittsburgh Wine Festival Thursday April, 30th. The event, including the dinners, tastings and auctions in the week leading up to the Grand Tasting, will benefit medical research at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. Organic and Biodynamic wines are becoming more popular and event goers are sure to be asking about the history of the grapes in the bottles they are sampling. An event sponsored by Slow Foods Pittsburgh is only pouring wines that have been certified biodynamic. Virginia Philips of Slow Foods Pittsburgh says it can be tough to figure out which wines are organic or biodynamic because not all wines put that information on their labels. She recommends the Fork and Bottle web site as a start. In Pennsylvania wine stores organic wines should be marked with a green price label. Click here to listen a longer version of this story

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