Each day this year will have a video reveal! While you can catch the video on our different social media channels, there is only one place to get all the details and that’s right here on Crushed Grape Chronicles.
So this year, my goal is to find wines that are out in the general market (ie. Total Wine, Costco, Trader Joes…) that you can find and feel good about supporting. These are wineries that are likely a little bigger than the ones we normally cover, but it will allow you to find a bottle and make a difference.
These wines will be from around the world, so we are off on a bit of a global voyage also! They will feature wineries that are taking a stand for environmental sustainability or who are working to make a difference in their communities. We will highlight diversity in the people in the business, including female and BIPOC wineries and winemakers.
I started out thinking this would be easy. I would head to a wine website, type in “sustainable” and a country, and have a selection to choose from. On that, I was wrong. This, my friends, just means that you must help all the more in supporting brands that are doing good!
We will start our tour in New Zealand, then head around the globe to Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, and then return to the US. You will likely see the top variety from each of these places, as those will be the easiest to find.
Then we will collect flavors for pairing with these wines. Yep, we are doing spoons again, but these will be flavors you can easily turn into a large dish if you like!
So, pack your virtual bag and get ready to journey around the globe, drinking wine for the good of people and the planet!