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HALF BOTTLES Organic and Biodynamic



ORGANIC
Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, as well as chemical- or sewage sludge-based fertilizers on or around crops. Wineries can earn organic certification if they use only approved processing aids and ensure that inorganic substances don’t come into contact with organic grapes and additives. (Wine Spectator)

uv2171 View Label Baker Lane Pinot Noir Ramondo Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2009 BUY
uv2169 View Label Baker Lane Syrah Sonoma Coast Cuvee 2007 BUY
tv7102 View Label Cascina Castlet Barbera d'Asti DOC 2011 BUY
bi7611 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet (out of stock) BUY
bi7607 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault Burgundy (out of stock) BUY
bi7612 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Puligny-Montrachet 2010 BUY
cn2413 View Label Domaine Clusel-Roch Cote-Rotie 2009 BUY
cn2411 View Label Domaine Combier Crozes Hermitage (out of stock) BUY
cc5067 View Label Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits Saint George Clos des Forets 2010 BUY
kl5521 View Label Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2011 BUY
kl5518 View Label Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2009
$32.00  
$15.00
BUY
sp2254 View Label Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc Special Cuvee (out of stock) BUY
am7302 View Label Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011 BUY
am7304 View Label Frog's Leap Merlot Rutherford Napa Valley 2011 BUY
am7303 View Label Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley 2012 BUY
am7322 View Label Frog's Leap Zinfandel Napa Valley 2011 BUY
gh2551 View Label Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Grown 2008 BUY
gh2556 View Label Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Selection 2008 BUY
gh2554 View Label Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Grown 2011 BUY
gh2555 View Label Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Napa Valley Estate Grown 2011 BUY
gh2553 View Label Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley Estate Grown 2007 BUY
gh2552 View Label Grgich Hills Zinfandel Napa Valley Estate Grown 2011 BUY
mw4501 View Label Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard (out of stock) BUY
vn4418 View Label Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Rioja Crianza 2005 BUY
vn4428 View Label Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja 2001 BUY
bi7619 View Label Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pay Languedoc 2012 BUY
uv2150 View Label Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Napa Valley 2008 BUY
ww6067 View Label Paitin Sori' Paitin Barbaresco DOCG 2009 BUY
sw3019 View Label Paul Dolan Chardonnay Mendocino County 2012 BUY
sw3002 View Label Paul Dolan Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2012 BUY
hy4013 View Label Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc Los Carneros 2011 BUY
hy4131 View Label Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir Los Carneros Napa Valley (out of stock) BUY

BIODYNAMIC
This holistic approach, founded in the 1920s by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, looks at the wine estate as a self-sustaining, self-regulating ecosystem. All organic waste must be recycled into the nutrient stream so that the farm's needs can be met from within. A diverse population of predator and prey animals, birds and insects must be encouraged to maintain balance in the ecosystem. Diluted treatments and composts made from herbs, minerals and manures are applied to the vineyard to promote crop fertility and control pests.(Wine Spectator)

bi7611 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet (out of stock) BUY
bi7607 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault Burgundy (out of stock) BUY
bi7612 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Puligny-Montrachet 2010 BUY
mw4510 View Label Domaine Remy Gresser Kritt Gewurtztraminer 2012 BUY
gh2556 View Label Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Selection 2008 BUY
gh2554 View Label Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Grown 2011 BUY
sw3002 View Label Paul Dolan Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2012 BUY
ww6099 View Label Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG (out of stock) BUY

SUSTAINABLY FARMED
Refers to a range of agricultural practices that are not only ecologically sound, but also economically viable and socially responsible. Farmers have flexibility to choose what works best for their individual property so that they can be profitable, but they generally recycle, conserve energy and water and use renewable resources when possible. To minimize the use of chemical products, growers add nutrients to the soil through cover crops and compost, and they control pests with native birds and beneficial insects. If growers need chemicals to deal with a severe problem, they choose the least-toxic option.(Wine Spectator)

sw3006 View Label Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley 2010 BUY
ww6036 View Label Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Sanford and Benedict 2011 BUY
ww6048 View Label Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir La Bauge Au-Dessus (out of stock) BUY
cc5015 View Label Cristom Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Willamette Valley 2010
$23.00  
$12.00
BUY
cc5054 View Label Cristom Syrah Estate Willamette Valley (out of stock) BUY
kl5509 View Label Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes (out of stock) BUY
cc5007 View Label Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Seven Twenty Eight Fiddlestix 2010 BUY
ww6106 View Label Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009 BUY
cc5077 View Label Lail Blueprint Napa Valley Red Wine (out of stock) BUY
cc5050 View Label Lail Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee Napa Valley 2009 BUY
ww6067 View Label Paitin Sori' Paitin Barbaresco DOCG 2009 BUY
am7327 View Label Tolosa Pinot Noir Edna Ranch Edna Valley 2011 BUY

LUTTE RAISONNEE
The French term, la lutte raisonnée means 'the reasoned struggle' or, as translated in the US, 'integrated pest management'. Growers who practice this kind of viticulture use chemicals less often and less aggressively than conventional growers.

kl5526 View Label Champalou Vouvray 2011
$18.00  
$8.00
BUY
uv2111 View Label Chateau Deyrem-Valentin Margaux (out of stock) BUY
kl5506 View Label Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais (out of stock) BUY
kl5514 View Label Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 2012 BUY
kl5502 View Label Paul Bara Brut Reserve Grand Cru Bouzy NV BUY
kl5535 View Label Paul Bara Brut Rose Grand Cru Bouzy NV BUY
kl5517 View Label Savary Chablis 2012 BUY


 

 


Half Wit Wines has the largest selection of half bottles (375ml wines) in the United States. Wendy Van Dyck and Gordon Uhlmann began HalfWitWines as the ultimate source for red wine, white wine, champagne, rose and sparkling wines in the half bottle. These difficult to find ½ bottles of wine and champagne, (sometimes called splits or demi bottles), are in stock and carefully stored in our temperature controlled warehouse. They are available for immediate shipping.
Peruse the easy to navigate website, set up like a restaurant wine list. Choose red wine, white wine, rose, champagne, sparkling wine, organic wines, biodynamic wines and even screw tops. Go to the state or country of your choice. Half Wit's domestic wines include a vast selection of Californian wines, including hard to find cult and highly allocated Cabernet Sauvignons, along with many wonderful Oregon Pinot Noirs and new wines from Washington State. Half Wit Wines’ imported wines include French half bottles. Explore Half Wits’ amazing selection of Bordeaux (including many wines from first growth producers), Burgundy, Cotes du Rhone (with many Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Beaujolais and unusual wines from Languedoc, Bandol and Chinon. Italian half bottles include Barbaresco, Brunello, Barolo, Amarone, Chianti and Barbera. Other selections include Spanish Rioja, Portuguese wines, unusual German Rieslings, Austrian Gruner Veltliners as well as interesting new world wines such as New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Australian Shiraz. We photograph all our half bottles of wine; click on View Label to see photos of wine labels and to read tasting notes, wine reviews and wine ratings.
Why Half Bottles? Small bottles of wine are an excellent way to sample different wines. One can try a wine without committing to a full bottle. Perhaps he likes red and she prefers white. No more negotiating! Half bottles are the perfect solution. Love champagne but rarely drink it? Now you can open a champagne split --select from Half Wit Wines’ selection of over 60 different champagnes. Half bottles of wine are perfect for wine tasting parties and for pairing courses with just the right wines. Half Wit Wines' gift packs are wonderful wine gifts for any occasion. Finally, for the health conscious, use these little bottles of wine for portion control. Buy half bottles of wine and champagne online at HalfWitWines.com and drink less, enjoy more!
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