On Friday 24th June 2022 members of the Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group held a very successful Fairtrade Wine Tasting evening at St Wilfrid's Parish Centre in Grappenhall village. Around 60 people attended and they were treated to samples of six different Fairtrade wines, sourced from a variety of supermarkets. There was a Shiraz Rose from the Co-op, a Chenin Blanc from Waitrose, a Sauvignon Blanc from Sainsburys, a Pinotage from M&S, a Shiraz Malbec from Tesco and finally a Malbec from the Co-op. The wines varied in price to suit all budgets and were appreciated by all attendees! Each wine was introduced by a member of the Steering Group who explained that buying Fairtrade wine helps ensure that farmers and workers are receiving a fair price - as well as an additional premium to help their community invest in essential services such as education, sanitation and health care.
Wine producers across South Africa and South America face unique economic, social and political challenges and more than 50 manufacturers and plantations work with Fairtrade to produce quality wine that makes a difference to people's lives.
More than 20.5 million litres of Fairtrade wine was drunk in the UK in 2019. So, raise your glass to Fairtrade wine - every bottle that you buy can have an impact on the lives of the farmers and workers who grow the grapes!
The evening also included a very informative and thought-provoking Fairtrade quiz and a wonderful variety of cheese, sourced from Singletons on Warrington Market .