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Wakefield: Carbon-friendly wine

Posted on 15 January 2010

With all the recent talk of food miles, you might think that antipodean wines were off the menu, but Aussie winery Wakefield has been working to develop a range of wines which can be enjoyed guilt-free.

Eighty Acres logoAll of the wines from the Eighty Acres range have been declared 100% carbon neutral (based on a life cycle assessment model compliant to ISO14044) – a world first for a wine brand!

Production of the wine range, which comprises a Chardonnay Viognier 2007, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2006, and Shiraz Viognier 2006 is entirely carbon neutral from the moment the vines are planted, right through to harvest, production of the wine, shipping, consumption, and disposal of the bottle.

The wines are available with an RRP of around £9.99 at the following wine merchants: Stratford’s Wine Agencies, Cheers Wine Merchants, Smart Liquor, Fareham Wine Cellar, Cooden Cellars, and Alexander Hadleigh – a perfect choice if your new year’s resolution is to cut your carbon footprint.

Article by Lottie West

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