Fairtrade Fortnight

Article date: 1 March 2008

This being Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until 9th March, there are some great deals to be had on Fairtrade wines. Some supermarkets stock more than others. Co-op has 16 Fairtrade wines, so it will be well worth heading down to your local store (recommended wines found here).

According to the Fairtrade website, “Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.”

The UK is the largest market for Fairtrade wines. Sales are set to double again this year (as last). Overall, the quality of Fairtrade wines is on the up. Jonathan Ray has ten recommendations this week—of which “there isn’t one I wouldn’t happily drink on a regular basis,” he says.

Most supermarkets have something to offer this week. Here’s a list of recent recommendations. You might also be interested in joining one of the numerous Fairtrade events taking place up and down the country.

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