Articles Tagged: Green

Krug House Bay Area – Tah Mah Lah

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Yesterday we were invited to Tah Mah Lah, the greenest home in America, to experience the debut of the Bay Area iteration of Krug House.

What is Krug House?

Krug House is a pop up started in 2011 that allows guests to immerse themselves in the experiences that define Krug Champagne. In the words of Carl Heline, US Brand Director for Krug Champagne, “With each Krug House we strive to recreate Joseph Krug’s unique vision … Read more

Earth Day Pisco Sour

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As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods.  The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:

    A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing

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Mark West Pinot Noir 2008 Review – Wine Wednesday

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Enjoy our new feature, Wine Wednesday! Each week, on Wine Wednesday, the Drink of the Week team will feature a wine for $10 or under.

2008 Mark West Pinot Noir, California ($8.99 at Safeway)

As an avowed pinotphile, it’s only natural that I would debut a Pinot Noir for our inaugural Wednesday Wine of the Week. However, it’s difficult to find a good Pinot under $25 per bottle and almost impossible to find one for … Read more

Mother Earth Mint

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Plant a tree, organize a neighborhood cleanup, or just recycle. There are a many ways to celebrate Earth Day (of course, every day should be Earth Day) and cocktails are no exception. Many distilleries are employing green practices in their everyday operations. Moon Mountain is one of them. This earth-friendly cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for protesting a world economic summit, hunting Japanese whalers, or just chillin’ a home (while composting, what else?).

Courtesy … Read more

Green Glass

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Courtesy of Moon Mountain Organic Vodka.… Read more

Sustainable Distilling

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This article originally ran in May 2008 on Best of the Green Web.

The world is going green and the cocktail world is no exception.

Bartenders the world over are experimenting with locally grown, organic ingredients to showcase their craft. Distilleries are getting into the game as well, with organic product popping up in stores and bars everywhere. These socially conscious producers are also using new methods to distill, package and distribute their product in … Read more

Lemon Verbena Spring Fling Cocktail

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Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of all the fresh cocktail ingredients available to us!

I used fresh lemons and lemon verbena along with Tru2 Organic Gin, which is highly recommend for this cocktail (and others, for that matter). Lemon verbena has a flavor that is like a mild mint with a lemony finish, so we thought it would be perfect for muddling and mixing. And I was right.… Read more

Moon Mountain Vodka Review

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Moon Mountain is a new entrant in the field of organic vodkas. Created by Master Distiller Gerry Webb, Moon Mountain is made in a small batch (3000 gallons) copper pot still, not the continuous column stills used to produce most vodkas these days. The copper pot still gives the vodka some body. The still in question is 80 years old and was used to make Gin for most of its life, which gives Moon Mountain … Read more

Findlandia Vodka: Drink a bottle, plant a tree

Drink up, the earth needs you to! Now when you drink, you can say you’re doing it to help the environment.

Finlandia has some specially marked bottles that can be redeemed for a donation to plant one tree in your honor, through non-profit Trees for the Future. So drinking one bottle of vodka means adding one more tree to the planet.

In stores, look for bottles of Finlandia original, lime, mango, wild berries, grapefruit, and … Read more

Maker’s Mark, the Green Whiskey?

Inhabitat has an interesting post about Maker’s Mark.

With all the attention smaller, boutique spirits makers have garnered for “green” offerings, a nationally distributed “corporate” brand surprises us all by using locally sourced grain and engaging in many other sustainability initiatives.

I was also surprised to learn that the Maker’s Mark Distillery functions on less than 200 of its 620 acres of land. The remaining land is operated as a nature preserve, where Maker’s Mark

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