Wine Kindness: Part 1
Drink wine while helping a good cause
One of the paradoxes of luxury is that it often creates difficult conditions for the people who create and maintain it. Just think of places like Aspen, Colorado, where the people who make everything work often have to commute from far away simply because they've helped to create an enclave that is unaffordable by most. The wine industry is capable of similar feats, witness Napa Valley in particular, where everything seems to be expensive, fit to cater to the wealthy residents and visitors.
It's a little known but fairly widespread issue that is growing with the success of the wine industry in the United States. Fortunately there are programs that are growing up alongside the issues to offer some assistance. One of these is Humanitas, a winery founded in 2002 with the express purpose of fighting hunger, and supporting affordable housing and education in the communities where the wines are made, and now sold as well. You can go to Humanitas' website and uses a specific promo code to make sure the proceeds of your purchase go to the charity of your choice.
(The wines are produced from top sites in the Napa Valley and surrounding areas and the wines are very well-described on the winery's page so you have a very clear idea of what you're ordering).