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Local Marcy Stoudt On Scout & Cellar, Organic Wines

I recently attended a wine tasting and clothing event at Scout & Mollys, Sawgrass Village where Scout & Cellar wines (no relation) were featured.

I’m certainly no wine connoisseur, but I’ve acquired a decent enough palate to say no to certain vintages. And, I thought the wine was tasty. I particularly enjoyed the chardonnay, and I typically don’t like chardonnay.

Local business coach Marcy Stoudt was representing the wine, and I asked her to give us a little more insight into why she decided to rep the wine.

Here’s a little background on how and why Marcy became interested in Scout & Cellar.

Why did you join Scout & Cellar?

My mom’s Altzheimers is scaring me. The more I research, the more I realize added sugars and toxins are risks in anyone’s diet. I’m doing what I can to eat clean but won’t give up wine. I love Scout & Cellar’s founder and her commitment to Clean Wine. It was too hard for me to find Organic at the stores, so with Scout & Cellar — I know someone has done the research, verified, and recommends the taste. Also, my best friend from college is in Dallas and is friends of friends with the founders.

Multi-Level Marketing creeps some people out. How did you get past it and what would you say to those interested?

  1. It’s just wine, and we’re going to drink it.
  2. For my sanity, I want the friends I love to avoid chemicals when possible. What’s in your wine?
  3. Companies have a choice: pay $$ for shelf space or pay $$ to women who love their product.
  4. Executive Coaching through Revel Coach will continue to be my priority. This is just too fun and easy to not give it a shot.

Is the wine good?

Yes! But, here’s my disclaimer because you know I’m not a sommelier. I used to say I love all wines until I found out what crap is in most of them. I tried a few organic (pre Scout & Cellar) and they weren’t the best! So far … I love what the Scout & Cellar Sommeliers are choosing for us to sell, and our friends are saying the same. Here’s what I researched.

  • Scout & Cellar has a great reputation for only choosing wines that past its Clean inspection and taste good. I trust the company’s approach to staying pure and honest about their wine selections.
  • So far, my favorite part of S&C is their description “Bold & Crisp” or “Earthy & Light.” This way, you just steer clear of wines that don’t match your preference.

What test does a vineyard need to pass for Scout & Cellar to include it?

Here are my highlights: Grown naturally with no Synthetic pesticides; Tended by people, zero grams of added sugar, ZERO added chemicals of the 250 commonly added FDA approved (for real?) additives, Low Sulfites. And, they have an independent lab test to verify what the Scout & Cellar team saw, heard, etc.

Do I have to do a membership?

No, but I do recommend it. Here’s the thing … I have a personal aversion to memberships and multi-tier marketing. But, the more I researched this company, did the math on how much I drink a month, and realized how difficult it is for me to stand at Winn Dixie or Costco and try to figure out which is safe …. I joined.

What are the options for purchase?

Here’s the link to order on your own.

What do you recommend?

  • For the wine lover that wants the best wines (and a discount):  I’d do the 12 bottle membership every other month or quarterly and then add specific wines (that you know you like) at a discount. It’s the highest discount, nicest selections and you get 10% off all the other wines. (I’m doing it monthly)
  • For the skeptic who wants to drink clean: (This was me after my first tasting) Simply buy a few to see what you like. Keep researching the company and the crap in the other wines.
  • For the skeptic who wants to drink clean, but doesn’t want to pay $: just keep stopping by my house at cocktail hour! Stoudt bar is always open!

Could you provide some information on pesticides and wineries?

  • California Wines & Round-Up.
  • This is the Food Industry book I’m reading (Feeding you Lies) – which is really good. But here’s her article on Wine
  • This was my buyer’s guide, but it got overwhelming.
  • Why Sulfites in wine? Or this one.  As a point of reference, the FDA allows up to 350ppm. Scout & Cellar: most have less than 50ppm, but all must have less than 100ppm.

Why should someone try Scout and Cellar?

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy (This isn’t like trying to cancel People magazine.  You can return what you don’t like and cancel membership without strings attached.)
  • You’re going to drink anyway – might as well drink grapes not round up!
  • The price point is great for good, organic wine.
  • They conveniently deliver to your door.

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