Support Fairtrade throughout World Cup

11 June, 2010

A new campaign hopes to convert football fans to Fairtrade wines in the run up to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, while helping to support Fairtrade wine-producing communities.

Wine brands Stellar Organics, Fairhills, Thandi and Origins are taking part in the Sip for South Africa campaign, which ensures producers receive the Fairtrade minimum price for their grapes as well as a Fairtrade premium, which is invested in projects such as worker housing, day care centres and pension schemes.

Stellar Organic’s cellar master Berty Jones is vice-chairman of Fairtrade’s joint body, which allocates the premium.

Jones benefited from Fairtrade’s investments when training to become a winemaker.

He said: “I have had the opportunity to fulfil my potential because of the funding provided by Fairtrade.”?




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

What makes wine special

Reaching the 50th instalment of Hemming’s Way is hardly the biggest milestone, but I don’t need much of an excuse to pour myself a glass of champagne before getting dressed. It’s a better reason than I had for all 49 other instalments, anyway. Not that that stopped me.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter