Cheers! Salute! à votre santé! L’Chaim! Cin-Cin!
By Debra Farnell

All over the world the gesture of sharing a drink is a universal language of friendship and celebration. We drink wine together and toast to health, to life! A quick google search of “health benefits of wine” will result in over 250,000,000 articles and links discussing various health benefits of drinking wine.

But there is a dirty little secret in the bottles of most mass-produced wine. Pesticides, chemical additives, and sugars which producers use to capture sameness and establish predictability from bottle to bottle, year after year. They do this because wine is a tricky business. When it comes to their growth cycle, grapes tend to march to the beat of their own drum. Their natural flavor, color and growing cycle is driven by nature. Pesticides, chemical additives and sweetener also make it possible to maximize yields and hide flaws that may exist in those bottles, like bacteria and other unpleasant elements. Unfortunately, this processed wine is chemically-altered and completely unnatural, and you can taste it.

Scout & Cellar wines are made the way nature intended with grapes and less than *50 ppm of sulfites, *always less than 100 ppm. We are committed to sourcing chemical-free, totally delicious wine from around the world. Hand selected by a level 3 sommelier, all of our wines are third-party tested to ensure that they are clean-crafted.

What are sulfites?
Sulfites are naturally occurring antioxidant and antibacterial compounds in grapes and are utilized to protect the wine from oxygen until it reaches your glass. Because of the slow-crafted, intentional way Scout & Cellar wines are made, they require very little sulfur additions to remain stable. Most have less than 50ppm, all must have less than 100ppm. As a point of reference, the FDA allows up to 350ppm.

It is time to enjoy the health benefits found in wine, including but not limited to antioxidants and probiotics. Scout & Cellar wines compliment the many different nutritional lifestyles that are popular today. Most of our wines are vegan, moving towards becoming all vegan. Scout & Cellar wines are all gluten-free, paleo-friendly and low-carb.

Purchase online at or call Debra Farnell, Independent Consultant to schedule a tasting at 303-807-6104.