Wine: How to be a wine buff, the ethical way

Air miles, packaging and farming methods are just some things to keep in mind when buying wine responsibly

6th June, 2021
Wine: How to be a wine buff, the ethical way
The best way to make sure the wine you drink is sustainable is to keep asking questions. Picture: Getty Images

Sustainability is an increasingly important concern for Irish wine consumers. Ireland does not have much of an indigenous winemaking industry, so we import the vast majority of what we drink.

While we don’t always see it as such, however, wine is essentially an agricultural product. The growing and cultivation of grapes has an impact on the land, while the farming practices involved can place a burden on the environment.

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