FAQ Wine

The most common questions we get asked about the topic wine
Where do we get our wines from?

We obtain our wines both from conventional, established winemakers and young and innovative organic winemakers. Therefor we offer wines from Germany, the whole of Europe and now even from South Africa. On our discovery trips to winemakers at home and abroad we detect only the best wines for you!

What to do if I don’t like the wine?

Quality is important to us. And just as important is the satisfaction of our customers. Should you actually not like our wine, we take the wine back and refund the purchase price. Without any further questions.

Do the Spürnasen offer organic wines?

Almost all the Spürnasen wines of the 2014 vintage come from organic cultivation and therefor are organic certified. The winemakers, who we work together, are either members of Ecovin, the federal association of organic wine-growing or of Bioland, the association of organic agriculture.

All the organic winegrowers work according to exact guidelines, which are even stricter than the current Regulation (EC). The results are organic wines of high quality from german wine growing areas.

The organic control of both associations are strictly regulated, so that consumers can rely on the organic declaration in good conscience. The Spürnasen get controlled every year by the Institut for Market Ecology, therefor the wines can wear the EU Ecolabel.

You can find all the organic wines of the Spürnasen here.

What is vegan wine and how do I recognize it?

Wine is generally a pure vegetable product consisting of fermented grape juice. During this natural fermentation process turbidity substances appear like i.e. yeast residues. To remove these, wines get clarified. In most cases gelatine, air bladder and egg white are used which means the wine contains animal products and isn’t vegan.

There are different mineral substances though which can be used to clarify. They include for instance activated carbon or bentonite. The use of these mineral filters doesn’t have negative effects on the taste or the durability. As a result they are a perfect alternative to the animal products. The winemakers of our Spürnasen wines use mineral filters and therefor the wines are declared as vegan. This happens by the “Vegetarierbund Deutschland”. Their label eases the recognition for the consumer while shopping.

Without the vegan label it is difficult for the customer to find out if a wine is really vegan or not.

You can find all the wines of the Spürnasen here.

What are the advantages of a screwcap instead of glass and cork?

On one hand our screwcaps are (compared to corks and vino lok glass) environmentally friendly and reasonably low priced to manufacture. The decisive advantage though is the fact that the screwcap excludes the unloved cork failure and therefor enables to guarantee a consistent high quality and stability.

Is wine really healthy?

If you drink wine in moderation, it can offer you quite a few health benefits. Cardiologists recommend for example 1-2 glasses of red wine daily (depending on weight and state of health). This causes the dilation of blood vessels which decreases the risk of a heart attack. Due to the reduced output of uric acid, the formation of kidney stones decreases. Even thrombosis is more unlikely to appear.

Again, all these advantages can only apply in case of moderate wine consumption, like Paracelsus said: Dosis sola venenum facit! (The dosage makes the poison!)

Can you confide in the quality of our wine?
Due to scandals in the wine industry (i.e. the Glycol-scandal in Austria), customers feel unsettled. To confirm, keep and extend their trust, we offer an informative and transparent sales philosophy. We work close with the winemakers and that’s why both we and therefor you have an up to date information. Based on our wine labels the filling location and the exact origins of our wines and winegrowers can be followed. Of course, all of our german quality wines have an examination number as well.
Red wine stains- what to do?

Since 2001 it is scientifically proven that salt doesn’t have any stain removing effect on fabrics. Red wine stains are persistent and unpleasant, but with some simple and really helpful advices you can easily get rid of them. The most important thing is to not let the stain dry. It has proved efficacy to treat the fabric as quick as possible with acidic liquid such as lemon juice, carbonated water or sodium bicarbonate.

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