Help others while indulging this holiday season with these charity-supporting bottles.
Wine to Water 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, California)
This charity’s proceeds fund clean water initiatives around the world. This balanced, food-friendly red offers hints of blackberry and blueberry, with pepper notes on the long finish. Even better: $9 from the $16 bottle support Wine to Water’s causes.
ONEHOPE NV Glitter Edition Brut
Half of the proceeds of this California bubbly are donated to the United Nations World Food Program USA to combat childhood hunger. The crisp, refreshing sparkler has hints of green apple on the nose, with berries and pear on the tongue.
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Abita SOS Beer
The Louisiana brewery donates 75 cents per bottle to help restore the Gulf of Mexico and its communities after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. This brew is a hybrid of pale ale and German-style Pilsner. It’s hop heavy and pleasantly bitter.
Ehlers Estate 2011 Cabernet Franc
All proceeds support international collaborative research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. This organic and biodynamic Napa Valley wine is full-bodied and has notes of black cherries and leather, with medium tannins and a touch of jalapeño.
NOVAS GRAN RESERVA
Proceeds help the foundation’s efforts to clean up parks and other public spaces. Part of the Chilean Emiliana Organic Vineyards, the producer boasts seven certified organic, biodynamic and carbon-neutral wines, all of which benefit this cause and others throughout the world.
Belvedere (RED) Vodka
Belvedere joins other big-name brands in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa, earmarking 50 percent of the profits from each bottle to the cause. Drink this Polish vodka in punch, or chilled with blinis and caviar.