When it comes to wines, it turns out the process of growing grapes and turning them into a fine glass of vino has a low carbon footprint. Grapes in general need very little pesticides to thrive, and the methods used to make wine are still rooted in the traditions of the past. So when does a bottle of wine become an eco problem? When you sip wine grown and made halfway around the world. The carbon footprint to import wine is extraordinary for two reasons: Cases of wine are heavy, and the distance they are transported is far. So, to sip green, try to go organic and look for domestic varietals.
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