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Tomorrow is Earth Day! Here are some tips for being a “greener” wine drinker to encourage a sustainable world.

Organic Wine. Although there are a fairly small amount of options, you can select a wine made from organically grown grapes without any added sulfites. These are the wines that are certified as organic. There are also wines that are just made from organically grown grapes but are not certified organic.

Buy wine local. Choose local if you live near good vineyards. For those who don’t, check out Grist’s helpful map to determine carbon content of wine from different parts of the world. If you live to the East, drink European wines. To the west, choose those made in California or Oregon.

Recycle. There are many crafty things one can do with an empty wine bottle. However, if you don’t want to do anything else with your bottle, make sure you recycle it. Find out when recycling day is in your community, and be sure to put your bottles out. In some states, you can even get money back for recycling!

For more information visit:

The Organic Wine Company

Organic Wine Journal

Yahoo Green