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The Wine World's New Wave of Organic

Empowering the Consumer to Make Wine Choices Vital for both Palate and Planet

About ConsciousWine

Have you noticed that an organic carrot almost always tastes better than a regular carrot?? So how can organically grown grapes be a bad thing?? Something went cuckoo when it comes to organic in the fine wine world, and ConsciousWine is here to set the record straight! To redefine what organic means in the fine wine world and to let you know whose doing 'dynamically organic' things out there in the vineyards... and following it up by making wine that rocks! One more thing... The idea for ConsciousWine was started after a wine-tasting with wines from all over the world that were tasting way too similiar to each other. PS: ADVERTISING dollars have no impact when it comes to who is supported by ConsciousWine and who is not. Head to MUSINGS for ConsciousWine's Blog...

About Jeff Weissler

Jeff Weissler blends a passionate combination of interests in wine, health, nutrition, and the environment as the creator of the ConsciousWine™ program. He brings more than 27 years of experience in the fine wine business, with a focus on telling the stories and selling the wines of the family farmer.

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Organic produce readily available, lots of local agriculture, a growing wine industry, the region's first biodynamic winery, lots of folks into permaculture, an attention towards sustainability, a creative town, The Ashland Independent Film Festival, New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro, not too far a drive to both California wine country, Oregon wine country, redwoods, ocean, waterfalls, rivers, Portland, and San Fran.
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A new wine business: re-defining organic, demystifying sulfites, a real look at producers in terms of whose doing what to their vineyards in addition to their wine, basic wine classes, build a cellar, reviews on wines, wine blog, and consulting with a focus on environmental sustainability being in the driver's seat
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Local wine tours, wine classes, consulting with individuals creating a personal wine stash, helping wine shops and restaurants set up an awesome wine set, conducting a wine class/party in your home
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At 4:46pm on June 4, 2009, Linda Cotrufello said…

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