SLTN swapped pens for litter pickers yesterday (February 19) to join in a beach clean-up as part of Inverarity Morton’s exclusive UK launch of environmentally-conscious Sea Change wine.
Sea Change, which comprises two varietals – Chardonnay and Negroamaro, supports ocean conservation through direct partnerships with marine charities; 25 Euro cents from every bottle is donated to charity.
The packaging of the wine is designed to be environmentally-friendly. The labels are made from 15% grape waste, with the remaining materials sourced from FSC-certified forests; and the corks are fully recyclable, with no capsule covers used.
Inverarity Morton’s aim with the beach clean, which took place at Hawes Pier in South Queensferry, was not only to help rid the shore of some litter – but to raise awareness of the volume of plastic pollution in the ocean.
Speaking at the official launch at Scotts at Port Edgar Marina, Ian Cumming, commercial director at Inverarity Morton, told SLTN: “Plastic in the oceans is a massive topic at the moment. It’s a crucial time in the history of our planet.
“Everything about [the wine] is completely sustainable, completely recyclable, completely renewable.
“I think if the restaurant and the staff know the story behind it, it’s a no-brainer.”