Organic & Ethical wines
Wine should always taste delicious and if it does something virtuous too, so much the better. Fairtrade wines are socially responsible. Employee-owned projects such as my wine of the week are worth considering, along with wineries saving rare grape varieties. Organic wines are on the up, while canned wine packaging is said to be infinitely recyclable. And I salute projects such as Hidden Sea – dive in.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
Fairtrade Chenin Blanc (12%), £4.80, Co-Op. This bargain zinger supports community projects in South Africa.
Castellore Organic Prosecco (11%), £7.99, Aldi. Organic bubbly that’s a magical melon-and-tangerine fruit-fest.
Masseria Pietrosa Verdeca 2020 (12.5%), £8.25, Morrisons. A scrumptious rare local Italian grape thriving in the hands of a cooperative winery.
Hidden Sea Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (12%), £9, Sainsbury’s. Delicious Sauvignon Blanc removing and recycling plastic from our oceans.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Mullineux Great Heart Red Blend 2019 (14%), £14.99, Waitrose. This red blend is employee-owned, ethically inspired and world class. Gorgeous.
This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 22nd August 2021 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.