Establishing a movement called One for All & All for Wine, All Bar One is unveiling one of the biggest sustainable wine collections on the high street that is set to greatly reduce its impact on the environment while delivering maximum impact on your taste buds.
After pioneering plastic straw removal last June, All Bar One has taken its environmental credentials one step further by introducing sustainable sipping, meaning your next glass of wine with friends will help the planet too.
Recognising that its customers are looking beyond the wine in their glass, the new seven strong wine line-up all have a tale to tell – from lower carbon footprints and reduced wastage to reusable energy practices on the vineyard – meaning your next drinks night out will satisfy your palate and your eco-conscious mind too.
Last week Graham and I headed to London to taste All Bar One’s sustainable wine selection. The star of the evening was Hecht & Bannier Organic Vegan Rosé from Provence. A UK exclusive, the wine will be served on tap during its summer residence. Perfectly chilled, it comes in a 100% recyclable keg from a vineyard where energy and water conservation is paramount.
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If you have ever visited a wine co-operative or strolled the wine aisles of a European supermarket then you probably know than wine kegs are very popular on the continent. We keep wine on tap, during our summer holidays in France, refilling larger glass bottles as needed. It is a saving for our wallets but also for the environment as it cuts down on packaging (glass and cork) as well as transportation and distribution costs.
With soaring temperatures, I have no doubts that Hecht & Bannier Organic Vegan Rosé will be very popular this summer. It is light and fruity, with delicious notes of strawberries.
Alongside it, All Bar One offers a selection of an additional six sustainable wines. From the rolling hills of New Zealand where Baby Doll Sheep help keep the Yealands vineyard free of weeds, to a French chateau using traditional green growing techniques, each of All Bar One’s sustainable wines bears fruit to its own environmental story:
• Yealands Estate Grüner Veltliner, New Zealand, where solar panels produce 30% of the winery’s power.
• Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, Baby Doll Sheep & Kune Kune pigs help keep the vine rows tidy without being able to reach the grapes.
• Love by Léoube Rosé, Provence, France, grown with a philosophy of working in harmony with the vines, hand-picked and grown through environmentally friendly farming.
• Lucente Super Tuscan, Tuscany, Italy, delivered by a family with 700 years of winemaking history behind them, they let the perfect balance of sun, soil and grape do their thing.
• Yealands Estate Pinot Noir, New Zealand, where the grapes are kept free of pests thanks to 100 free-range chickens, who also lay delicious eggs that are shared among the staff.
• Loxarel Saniger Cava, Spain, is produced in limited quantities, with harvest dates taking reference from the moon and the constellations.
All Bar One spokesperson, Laura Clarke:
More and more people are taking notice about where their food and drink comes from and the impact it has on the environment.
All Bar One’s new sustainable wine selection, which is one of the biggest at any UK bar chain, delivers on not only protecting the planet, but also on taste!
The story behind each wine made us fall in love with the new range. We like to trust the people behind the product and with these wines we feel really great about what we were serving.
From the UK exclusive on tap Rosé with a 100% recyclable keg, to a classic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand where animals roam free across the vineyard, every wine takes the guest on a journey back to nature.
Guests will recognise that each one of the selection presents more than just a drink, it presents a new movement in the world of wine!
The thirst for all things sustainable is growing, with producers worldwide tripling the number of hectares they dedicate to organically cultivated vineyards in the last ten years.