Monday, June 1, 2009
Organic Italian Red Wine Discovery
One challenge I have found being an organic foodie, is finding wines that have been produced organically without pesticides. I also want the nutritional benefits of resveratrol which has been found in high amounts in the skins of red and purple grapes. Resveratrol has been shown to prevent the damage in cells that leads to the beginning of the cancer process. It has also been shown to slow the growth of many kinds of cancer (colon, lymph, liver, leukemic, stomach and breast cancer cells). I found this inexpensive Italian red wine, Tommolo - bottled by Chiusa Grande - Montepulciano (the grape) d'Abruzzo (the region). It is a fruity, dry wine with soft tannins.