BY DANA YOUNG
People who care about the condition of the planet have been celebrating Earth Day since 1970 as a way to get other folks interested in environmental issues.
And it seems to have worked. There are now more than 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to millions of people with their important message.
April is Earth Month and Earth Day is April 22.
In Sudbury, Earth Day will be officially celebrated on Saturday, April 25 at Sudbury Secondary School from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be exhibits, activities and entertainment.
Wine drinkers can show their commitment to a clean environment by toasting a cheer to the planet all month with organic wines made by socially responsible winemakers such as the Emiliana Winery in Chile, which is 100 percent organic. The winery uses biodynamic farming methods using compost and field sprays crafted from fermented herbal and mineral preparations
Grapes that are organically grown must have no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or soil fumigants used on them.
The results of all this TLC is delicious wine.
Adobe Reserva Limited Edition Earth Day Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon are available now at the LCBO. They sell in the $13 range. Fifty cents from each bottle sold will be donated to the Environmental Network of Ontario.
Emiliana Adobe Reserva Earth Day Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc has a bright straw colour with a light taste of citrus. This is a great wine to sip on the deck on a warm day but it complements shellfish and lighter fish prepared with lemon. It also makes a good companion for sushi and pastas with seafood sauces.
Bright ruby red in colour with red fruit aromas elegantly combined with black pepper, the Adobe Merlot has a soft texture and fruity finish.