Sunday, September 15, 2013

Is drinking wine paleo?

A lot of crossfitters and paleo eaters ask me if wine is OK?

is wine paleo
My answer is usually something like this: As long as humans have picked fruit, and as long as fruit has rotted, alcohol has been paleo.

If you let fruit sit around long enough, its sugars will naturally ferment with native yeasts and turn into alcohol. It's hard to image early cavemen not noticing this and enjoying it.

Most paleo consumers agree that we don't want to eat processed foods or drink. I think this rules out most hard liquor, beers and cocktails. Many have added sugars and harvested grains in them.

If you are looking for the most paleo alcoholic beverage then drink wine. Look for wine made locally.

What you want in a paleo wine

  • You want it locally made
  • You want to tour the facility and meet the winemaker
  • Be sure the wine is fermented completely without residual sugar
  • You want it without additives or alterations.

Ok, I admit I'm biased. I live in wine country, enjoy the beverage and publish a travel magazine for San Luis Obispo County that thrives on wineries. In fact, when I retire, I'd love nothing more than to buy a winery in Paso Robles.

Would you like to buy a winery?

Our office landlord and advertising client, Pacifica Commercial Realty, started a new wine division to help people evaluate buying or selling a winery. They publish a comprehensive list of wineries for sale in Paso Robles. I find my self browsing it looking for my dream retirement. Well, maybe one of these days...

Here is an excerpt of the article:

Pacifica Commercial Realty launches new wine properties division

Pacifica Wine Division is headed up by
Steve Meixner and Newlin Hastings.
Blending local commercial real estate expertise with wine industry resources to bring buying a winery from a lifestyle choice to a smart investment.
Ah, the romantic notions of owning a winery: Wandering through vineyards in the early morning light; sipping the fruits of your labor as the gentle laughter of visiting wine lovers, mingled with a classical concerto, floats through the air.
Passion? You may have plenty of that, but if you dream of owning a winery or vineyard, desire eventually takes a backseat to the reality that this is a very competitive business that requires large amounts of hard work, determination and capital. To be successful you need expert resources, good advice and a solid plan.
Enter Pacifica Commercial Realty, the Central Coast’s market leader in commercial real estate.  Pacifica has been in operation in the Paso Robles market for more than 30 years, and has additional offices in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.  In response to growing demand for its advisory services and transactional experience, the Paso Robles office recently launched its Wine Properties Division to represent buyers and sellers of wineries and vineyards throughout the Central Coast region.
For more information on buying and selling wine properties in the Paso Robles area, visit Pacifica’s Wine Properties Division website, or call (805) 237-4040.

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