Organic (bio), or biodynamic, wine... Even a person for whom wine is part of his cultural life often finds it difficult to answer the question of what it actually is. What makes these wines different from ordinary (non-organic, non-organic, non-organic) wines. To answer these questions, we need to go back in time. The first attempts to produce organic wines took place in the early 1990s, when the first signs appeared that humanity (or rather the so-called 'golden billions') had stopped worrying about quantity and started thinking about quality. The need for ever-increasing volumes of food production (not just wine) has led to the development of agricultural and storage technologies that involve the use of a large number of different chemicals, fertilisers, insecticides, herbicides, preservatives, flavourings and so on... However, as it happens, at a certain stage of development, when the basic human requirements for food have been met, doubts began to arise about at least the inappropriateness of the substances and additives used, and at the same time groups of people emerged who have high demands on the food they consume. And as a natural response to the creation of new demand, new offerings began to appear - products made without the use of all of the above.
The technology for producing wine, which is now described as organic, did not emerge immediately but has evolved over 20 years. However, an overall shift in the market to meet the growing demand for products grown without fertilisers and preserved without (or with minimal) preservatives has led to the creation of new quality standards for these products, which in 2011 led the EU to adopt regulations defining the requirements for the production and origin of raw materials for the production of organic (bio) products, including wine. Organic wine is now defined as wine produced from grapes grown in accordance with EU regulations and subsequently produced in accordance with these regulations.
However, a wine lover who is not too interested in the origins of the terms may ask how organic wine is better for him than the wine he has been drinking. We must honestly admit that there is no simple answer, for the simple reason that every wine lover has his or her own opinion on judging the quality of wine.
Of course, it can be argued that organic (bio) wine has a more natural taste and aroma, that it has minimal negative effects on the body due to its much lower sulphite content (a chemical sulphur compound used to stabilise wine during bottling) and that it is almost impossible to use all the conventional processing methods in the production of organic (bio) wine in an attempt to increase the sugar and alcohol content. However, in any case - the choice is yours. To judge the benefits of organic wine, you have to try it!