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Eco-Friendly Wine and Vodka Choices

Wine

ecowinetrio.jpgWine.com in partnership with Boisset Family Estates and EarthEra has introduced the Eco Wine Trio gift. This is the first offering of fine wines in PET bottles, delivering all the quality of glass bottles with a 50% lower carbon footprint and the convenience of a lightweight, unbreakable bottle. A fruit-forward Merlot, a lush Rhône red and a bright fruity Pinot Noir are presented in 100% recycled and recyclable gift box. Additionally, 10% of this product’s retail price goes to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust where every penny is used to build renewable energy facilities in the United States. EarthEra also carbon balances the shipment of this product from the winery to the gift recipient.


barra.gifThe Barra family has been farming the same organic vineyards in Mendocino County, CA for over 60 years and all of the grapes that go into their wines are estate grown. They offer a variety of wine choices on two sites – Girasole Vineyards and Barra of Mendocino. On the Girasole site, 5 out of the 6 varietals offered are under $15. The Barra wines range in price from $18-$45. The Girasole Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir was named by Wine & Spirits as
one of the “100 Best Buys of the Year (Nov.’09 issue) and 2008 Pinot Noir was named “Editor’s Choice” by Wine Enthusiast (Jan.’10 issue).

Vodka

blueice.jpgAs a USDA Certified Organic product, Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka bears the highest legal benchmark of purity that a beverage can receive. This guarantee ensures a commitment to environmentally sound farming void of chemical pesticides or harsh fertilizers and the absence of chemical additives or other possible taste-altering agents. Made from 100%, locally harvested, organic winter wheat and pristine Idaho water, Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka is the eco-conscious, vodka connoisseur’s answer to an earth-friendly, quality spirit that supports the movement toward sustainable agriculture while simultaneously proffering a pure, smooth and refreshing taste.

Green Bee
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  • 2 oz. Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka
  • 1 oz. honey syrup (half honey, half hot water)
  • Juice of 1 half organic lemon
  • 5 organic mint leaves (or enough to cover the palm of your hand)

Muddle or tear mint into a mixing glass. Add ice, vodka, honey syrup and organic lemon juice and shake hard. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an edible flower or lemon zest.


vodka360.jpgEverything about the Vodka 360 bottle is eco – the tag is made with 100% post-consumer waste paper, processed chlorine free. The glass bottle is made with 85% recycled glass, 70% of that being post-consumer. The tag that hangs from the neck of the bottle is actually a pre-paid envelope. For what? To remove the swingtop from the bottle and mail it back to 360 Vodka. For every top returned, they donate $1.00 to environmental causes. The process used to create the vodka is highly energy efficient, with nothing going to waste. Two new varieties include 360 Cola and 360 Double Chocolate.

360 Planetary Punch
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  • 1 1/4 oz 360 Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Peach Puree or Daiquiri Mix
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
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