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Sustainable Liquor: What to Know When Shopping for Eco-Friendly Wine and Beer


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When it comes to drinking, we’re constantly reminded — by the commercials we see and the people we drink with — to “enjoy responsibly.” When it comes to drinking sustainably, enjoying “responsibly” means a lot more than just limiting your in-take; it also means making the best choices for the planet when shopping at the liquor store or ordering at a restaurant or bar.

While there are plenty of ways to minimize your impact when it comes to drinking — such as refusing a straw when you’re out, or recycling your bottles and cans when at home — there’s also a lot that goes into how your favorite wine or beer is made that makes it sustainable or not.