When it comes to entertaining, wine is not only customary, it’s most welcome. So why not put a modern and even more positive spin to a tried and true beverage, by going organic. And what better time to try organic wine than for Earth Day?
Celebrated every year on April 22nd, Earth Day marks a global movement to protect the environment. And with climate change on everyone’s mind, it’s time to get serious and get creative about the choices we make as consumers, and how we can all do our parts to keep our planet livable for longer. One way we can do that is with our wine, by making the choice to go organic.
Globally, the consumption of organic wines has almost doubled from 349 million bottles in 2012 to 676 million bottles in 2017, according to industry news source Beverage Daily. One company that we’re keeping an eye on in the organic wine space is Bonterra. When it comes to walking the eco-conscious walk in the world of wine, Bonterra is leading the way. Their mission is to make the highest quality wine while honoring the relationship they hold with the land. Their farming practices are organic as well as biodynamic, and they are the first zero-waste certified wine company. They even use animals and insects in place of pesticides in their vineyards and were the first winery to sign the Paris Climate Agreement.
And the bonus to all this environmental goodness? Some say that organic wines help you avoid the dreaded wine headache because it doesn’t contain the same sulphites as traditional wines? It pays to be good to the planet! So next time you’re trying to decide what wine to serve your own guests, or to bring to the next dinner you’re invited to, consider picking an organic wine. I’ll be celebrating at a dear friend’s bachelorette party this coming weekend, and I’ll be bringing a few bottles of these wines with me for the group of gals in attendance:
Learn more about Bonterra, their comittment to the environment and their wines through their website below. And as always, please drink responsibly.