Dear ETR: “Where do I find organic wine?”

“Kelley Herring had an insightful article in ETR about pesticides in wine.

“My question is: Where do I find organic wine? My health food store doesn’t have it. And I don’t remember seeing it in any grocery or ‘drug’ stores. Is there a company we could order it from?

“By the way, I live in Bryan/College Station, Texas. It’s not exactly a metropolis.

“Thank you for any help you may send my way.”

Sally M.

Dear Sally,

While organic wines can be found at most larger health-oriented markets, like Whole Foods and Trader Joes, I’ve found an even better option: The Organic Wine Company. Not only are their wines organic, they also offer sulfite-free and biodynamic wines.

Owned and operated by the Raskin family (which includes several forward-thinking doctors, might I add), The Organic Wine Company has been in business for 200 years. They work with small vineyards that take great pride in creating handcrafted wines that are eco-friendly too.

My favorites include Chateau Veronique – aptly named for the company’s spirited co-owner – with a jammy fruit character of cherry, plum, and blackberry, and Crozes Hermitage – a strong, aromatic Syrah with smokey, black fruit flavors.

Check out their extensive (and reasonably priced) selection at theorganicwinecompany.com. They even offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

– Kelley Herring

[Ed. Note: Organic red wine is not the only “forbidden” luxury that you can enjoy without feeling guilty. Now you can eat delicious chocolate cake, too, and not worry about it. Nutrition expert Kelley Herring has created a cake mix that’s absolutely sinful – but is actually good for you! Learn more about this dessert right here.