Organic Coffee: Sustainable is Obtainable

Sustainability isn’t difficult to understand. It’s even easier to embrace. All of us are players in this production and consumption of goods that make for our nutritional makeup. The concept of preservation, self-preservation for that matter, is what the cycle...

Maureen Lolonis at CIA

Maureen Lolonis spoke with students at the Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus on May 1st, discussing Lolonis vineyards and winery and tasting eight of their signature wines. The 2006 Chardonnay was my favorite. Maureen is an avid storyteller, and...

Masters Of Wine – The Organic Question

Some of you may have heard of the ‘Master of Wine’ – the terrifyingly challenging qualification that marks the pinnacle of wine knowledge. With a reputed 8% pass rate and only a mere 275 or so ‘MW’s’ in the world, it’s an exclusive group. And as you’d expect, MW’s are...

Letter From New Zealand

We at Kawarau Estate were delighted to welcome the Organic Wine Journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Adam Morganstern, to our vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand. Our winery was established in 1992, and this year we are celebrating our tenth vintage. The United States has...

Letter From Canada

I began drinking organic wines to explore how to avoid the headaches and hungover feeling I got after a couple of glasses of wine at events or dinners with friends. While many people are not affected by sulfites, there are those, like me, who adore wine but need a...