Fairtrade Drinks

Fairtrade Fortnight returns tomorrow. I’m recommending a couple of the Co-Op’s leading high-street range of 57 Fairtrade wines. In 2020 they sold 14.5 million litres of it, and 100% of their South African wine is now accredited Fairtrade. In an industry first, £550,000-worth of Co-Op donations have even bought a vineyard, Fairroots in Olifants River, to benefit more than 200 people. Along with my Fairtrade coffee and cola picks, if you’re after a light red wine, Tesco Finest South African Fairtrade Cinsault 2020 (13%) is delicious for just £7.50.

Gusto Naturally Slim Cola, £1.80, Ocado. With just 55 calories a bottle, this botanically brilliant Fairtrade cola is deft and delicious.

Café Direct Machu Picchu Coffee, £3.75, Tesco. An organic, feelgood treat – rich as dark chocolate and just as silky. Worth the price.

Blueprint Fairtrade Chenin Blanc 2021 (13%), £6.99, Waitrose. No-brainer value for an excellent crisp kitchen table white with gorgeous freshness.

Bruce Jack Fairtrade Sauvignon Blanc 2021(13%), £7, Co-Op. Crunchy as a frozen lime smashing into a frosted apple, this is cool zesty splendour.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 21st February 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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