“Better for You” Wines

While the new category of wines is marketed as a healthier and more sustainable option, we subject them to blind tastings

“Better for You” Wines
Decisions on how to make “BFY” wines can start with picking at lower potential alcohols. There are also technology options in the cellar. (GALENA GEORGIEVA/GETTY IMAGES)
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue

Better For You Wines claim to be better for your health and the environment. What defines these wines as BFY is the marketing approach; they’re not dramatically different from many other wines on the shelves. Senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec investigates the recent trend and reviews bottlings in blind tastings. Get scores and tasting notes on wines from Kim Crawford, Mind & Body and Kendall-Jackson.

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