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September 2022 - Conscious Wines

September 2022 - Conscious Wines
This month's wine feature is Conscious Wines™. The Conscious Wine™ review, conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute, is open to all wine varietals, wine regions, and styles that are health-, socially-, or environmentally conscious. In this special wine review session, the experts at the Beverage Testing Institute blind tasted, reviewed, and recognized award-worthy beverage brands that make conscious efforts, including: low-to-no alcohol wines geared towards a healthier lifestyle and/or wine alternatives; socially-conscious brands that make the extra effort to give back to their communities either through financial donations or stewardship, and environmentally-conscious brands that are certified organic, biodynamic and have made proven efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

Conscious Wines Reviews

Astarté 2020  Merlot
93 points
Best Buy
A lean and bright Merlot. Bright fruit and well integrated tannins makes this wine very drinkable.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Crux Winery 2018 GSM Red Blend Russian River Valley
88 points
A very interesting herbal GSM with great table appeal; serve with spicy Mediterranean dishes.
Pampa 2021 Organic Estate Malbec
87 points
Best Buy
Grab a New York strip and toss it on the grill, pop this bottle, sauté some mushrooms in a berry balsamic and voila your dinner plans are complete.
87 points $12 Best Buy
12 E Mezzo 2021  Chardonnay
87 points
Savory and a touch earthy, a local expression of Chardonnay that pairs well with foods or would be a refreshing sipper alone.
12 E Mezzo 2020  Primitivo
85 points
A fresh and easy drinking wine from the rustic south of Italy.