Finding Balance Always: Organic Beer & Wine 🍷
Dear Krush Friends and Family!
You may have noticed that at most of our locations (Plainview, Rockville Centre, Roslyn & Short Pump, VA) we are now serving organic wine and beer. When we launched our restaurant to be a Lifestyle Eatery, we committed to offering a well-balanced menu that could be enjoyed by families, anytime of day! We really enjoy a glass of wine at the end of our busy days, and being able to serve organic wine adds to the many hospitable aspects of Organic Krush restaurant dining!
Most people these days care at least a little bit about what is in their food. You want to be able to pronounce all the ingredients on your snacks’ nutrition label and cook with the fewest ingredients possible. Maybe you even go as far as only buying organic produce at the supermarket. You want to know exactly what is going into your body, right? But what about wine and beer? Most people, even the most health-conscious, don’t really think about all of the additives in their wine and beer, and there is a reason for that. Unlike food products, neither the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) require beer and wine producers to list their ingredients.
But the truth of the matter is, the problems we face concerning processed food is the same as wine: added sugars, additives, GMOs and ingredients we can’t pronounce. At Organic Krush we could not stand the thought of serving our customers a drink that strayed from the core values of our restaurant: completely transparent, 100% organic. So, we went on a hunt to find organic beer and wine!
This was no easy feat, as organic alcoholic beverages, especially beer, are very rare. The reason for this is because less than 1% of hops as well as barley–the main two ingredients found in beer–grown in the US is organic. We sell Michelob Ultra Gold Lager, one of the only big-name beers that is USDA Certified Organic. We also sell seven different organic wines. In doing research to decide which beverages to make available in our restaurants, we discovered a list of benefits that come along with organic wine: a lower sugar content than non-organic wines, fewer sulfites and a higher level of antioxidants thanks to the thicker skin that organic grapes produce. Yes please!!!
Our staff has been educated on the facts as well as the best pairings for each wine with items on our extensive, 100% organic menu.
In Good Health and Balanced Living!
Fran and Michelle