Americans love to drink their wine. In fact, according to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. And that’s a number that has been steadily growing for decades. In 1992, the average was 476 million gallons per year, and in 1972 it was 337 million gallons per year. While the love of wine hasn’t changed, some things have, including those looking for wines that are sustainably produced.
“As people become more environmentally conscious about various issues they are interested in products that are more sustainable,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “The good news for wine lovers is that there are some great sustainable wine options available, so there is no compromising on quality or flavor.”
When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind: