To be honest, I don’t give much thought to the nutritional value of alcoholic beverages. I just consider the occasional alcoholic beverage one of my “exceptions” and move on. But when I saw Frey Organic (no sulfites added) Wine for about $10 a bottle I decided to pick it up. I considered it “research” for the blog. Research I thoroughly enjoyed, I might add. :)
If you check the Frey website, you will see they offer a wide variety of wine. Unfortunately, I could only find Natural Red and Natural White. I bought them both, of course! I tried the red first and I really liked it! It’s definitely on the drier side but it was delicious with dinner. And I can imagine it would be delicious with a nice piece of dark chocolate as well. Yuuuummmm. The Natural Red is a blend of Carignane, Zinfandel, and Syrah. The website describes it as medium-bodied with a crisp, fruit finish.
The white was descent but I prefer a sweeter wine when choosing white. This one is a blend of Chardonnay and Blanc. The website describes the white as medium-bodied with melon and pear fruit. I used this in a recipe and it was good so I will probably buy this again for that purpose. But when I want a drink, I will stick with the Natural Red.
Now sulfites….I’ve never really had any issues with wine but a few friends have told me they get headaches from sulfites in wine. I will say I felt great the next morning after two glasses of the Natural Red. Typically, it’s common for me to feel a little groggy, but I didn’t at all. So that was nice. I don’t know if it had anything to do with the lack of added sulfites or not. But if you have issues with sulfites or just want to read more about them, check out this blog post from “theKitchn” – Sulfites in Wine: The Myths, the Facts and the Truth.