It’s that time of year again when we all pledge to become better versions of ourselves, vowing to live in the gym and only eat lettuce for the foreseeable. Our reinvigorated health kicks usually involve a post-Christmas detox of alcohol and all of life’s pleasures that are bad for us. If you are taking part in one of the annual January health fads, like Veganuary or Dry January, we want to support you the best way we know how, with wine!
You might be thinking this is completely counter-productive to your New Year’s goals, but with our varied range of vegan, non-alcoholic, organic, low-sulphite and biodynamic wines, we have the perfect selection that will allow you to indulge yourself while remaining focused on your health journey. So still new year, new you, but just more fun and easier to maintain!
According to Veganuary.com approximately 50% of those who participated in Veganuary 2022 reported improvements to their health, with improved mood and energy levels. With this in mind, we have selected a few of our favourite wines from our large vegan selection to help get you through the month.
D’Arenberg, Mouvedre has a creamy texture with hints of dark cherry and bitter chocolate that partner the traditional raspberry, and herb de Provence notes, both on the nose and palate.
Finca Sophenia, Malbec is smooth with complex aromas of plums, ripe cherries and violets, embellished by hints of dried fruits and minty nuances.
Dreissigacker, Pinot Noir is soft with abundant cherry and strawberry aromas with hints of spicy cinnamon.
All three wines match perfectly with dark chocolate, for those cosy January nights in.
Domaine of the Bee Pink, Grenache is dry and refreshing, with delicate fruit flavours of raspberry, nectarine and sweet melon.
Lunaria Ramoro Pinot Grigio is intensely fresh, floral and fruity with ethereal hints.
Both wines pair well with bean and root vegetable dishes, ideal for your vegan Sunday Roasts.
Petit Guiraud Sauternes is light, floral and feminine, packed with fresh flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple; superb with any January sweet treat you allow yourself.
Following the over-indulgence of the festive period, many of us embark on an alcohol detox known as ‘Dry January’. Here at Crafty we have a selection of non-alcoholic wines, meaning your social life doesn’t have to suffer at the hands of your sobriety.
McGuigan Zero Shiraz has subtle spice and vanilla notes to compliment the sweet forest berry characters delivering a sweet and balanced finish.
McGuigans Zero Rose is aromatic and vibrant, with scents of garden flowers and fresh strawberries and citrus fruits.
Organic produce is the best way to maximise the benefits of your new year’s health journey, and we have a varied selection of organic wines to help ensure you’ve got every aspect of your diet covered.
Organic wine is made using organic grapes. This means that during the winemaking process there are no chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers or genetically modified grapes used.
Our selection of low-sulphite wines are ideal for those trying to lower their in-take of preservatives. Given the nature of low-sulphite wines our list comprises of mostly red wines.
Here are a few of our favourite low-sulphite wines that we think will fit perfectly into your January health kick.
Trinity Hill `Homage` Gimblett Gravels Syrah is beautifully aromatic with five spice, blackberry and intense red fruits combining with notes of roasted nuts and toasted brioche.
Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Heirloom Vineyards is well-balanced with aromas of cherries, red berries, plums and notes of forest floor, mint and spice.
Lunaria Civitas Pecorino is rich, with nutty flavours and a crisp finish, with blossom, white fruits and hints of herbaceousness on the nose.
Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon `Côte du Py` has intense aromas of fresh red cherry and plum fruit and a rich and deeply concentrated palate with finely-tuned tannins and a long mineral finish.
Pike and Joyce Rapide Pinot Noir has flavours of fresh strawberry and dark cherry fruits with just a hint of oak, and “foresty” notes of damp earth.
If as part of your new year new you mantra you are taking care of the environment’s health as well as your own, then we have a selection of wines that will fit perfectly with your new eco-consciousness.
Biodynamic wine is free of any synthetic or foreign agents and is therefore the most natural of all wines and the most representative of the vineyard.
Our Lunaria range is vegan, organic, low in sulphites and biodynamic. We stock four types of this range; Ramoro Pinot Grigio; Civitas Pecorino; Bucefalo; Coste de Moro.
Bucefalo is rich, warm and fruity with beautiful hints of red fruit and black cherry jam aromas with hints of almonds. The palate is slightly sweet with a lot of depth and almond flavours.
Coste di Moro has hints of black cherries and toasted oak. Flavours of cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla with chewy tannins.