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Paul Frey
 
February 28, 2010 | Paul Frey

Paul Frey meets top no-sulfite winemakers and researchers from Europe

Frey Winery was invited to give a one hour presentation at Millésime Bio 2010 in Montpellier, France last January. I gave a talk on "The History of No Sulfite Added Organic Wine." There is much interest now in Europe on organic non-sulfited wines as three years ago a "Contains Sulfites" warning was required on all EU wine labels that contain above 10ppm total sulfites.

Paul Frey, Organic Winemaker, giving talk at Millesime Bio 2010, France.
At the lectern! Millésime Bio 2010, the worlds largest organic wine fair, at Montpellier, France.

Paul Frey at Millesime Bio 2010, Montpellier, France.
I got to meet many wine distributors and winemakers at Millésime Bio 2010.

Paul meeting wine scientists in France.
At a lunch meeting with with top wine scientists from Vivelys, a wine research company in France, discussing the latest theories in wine chemistry and no-sulfite winemaking history.

Paul with Michel Bouvier in Lyon, France.
Here I am with famous wine historian Michel Bouvier in Lyon, France. We discussed the history of no-sulfites-added winemaking. His book on the history of ancient wine won an award in 2007.

Visiting Lapierre winery, France.
Visiting the famous Lapierre winery in Morgon, France. One of the first in France to make wine without sulfites added. I am here with Mathieu Lapierre in his snow-covered vineyards.

Paul with Jean Louis Trapet, Trapet Winery, France.
Visiting the famous Trapet winery. Jean Louis Trapet and I exchange bottles of organic wine. We discussed wine making methods of his Grandfather and tasted some of his no-sulfites-added wines.

Paul in Spain.
I visited Logrono in Rioja region of Spain and stopped at a research center that made some wines as part of the Orwine Project. The project was created to define organic wine in Europe. Here I am with Pedro tasting some of their wine.

Paul Frey at Biofach 2010.
After a one month tour of Europe visiting organic distributors, winemakers and scientists, I attended Biofach 2010, the worlds largest organic food and wine show. Frey Winery presented a talk on "The History of No Sulfite Added Wine in the USA" at Biofach, and poured organic wine to the visitors. Frey wine is now available in some European countries.

Katrina Frey
 
February 26, 2010 | Katrina Frey

An Interview with Katrina & Jonathan Frey, by GIAIM

Check out this interview with Katrina & Jonathan Frey of Frey Organic Wines, produced by the great people at GIAIM – Healthy Green Living. The interview was recorded a few years ago.

Frey Vineyards
 
February 19, 2010 | Frey Vineyards

Photos of our First-Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting

A few photos we'd like to share with you from our first-annual "In Love with Redwood Valley" Wine & Chocolate Pairing, in conjunction with other wineries of the valley. There was a large turnout of chocolate nibblers and wine sippers. We hope you can join us next year! By the way, here's an interesting article on the health benefits of wine and chocolate in moderation. There are also studies out there showing that organic foods have higher levels of anti-cancer substances than non-organic foods, which we'd like to write about in a future post.

Pouring organic wine.
Peter and Derek pour wine and answer questions at this year's wine and chocolate pairing.

Organic chocolate.
An array of gourmet organic chocolates, dark and white, to sample with the wine.

Frey Organic Winery
Guests relax outside the winery on a fine February afternoon. We hope to see you next year!

Eliza Frey
 
February 1, 2010 | Eliza Frey

Frey Wine featured in Mireya Navarro’s new book, Green Wedding!

Attention future brides and grooms! As we seek to bring eco-consciousness into all aspects of our lives, your wedding celebrations can take on a whole new dimension. Frey Organic Wines was recently featured in the new book Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration. The book, written by New York Times style correspondent Mireya Navarro, lists our certified Organic Wines as a perfect fit for eco friendly nuptials!

It is a beautiful book full of nice photos, inspirational examples and practical solutions to common challenges in wedding planning. Also included are ideas for locations, alternative gifting options, tree-free invitations, local decorations, seasonal cuisine, socially responsible honeymooning and green lifestyle choices for the new couple.

The book is available at mireyanavarro.com. The book cover is shown below.

Cover of "Green Wedding" book.