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Back to the future, wines by sail!

6th March 2009

This year, the first “Green” wines to arrive in Dublin will be here in time for St Patrick’s Day. CTMV Fair Wind Wine Ltd, whose inaugural shipment by sail to Ireland took place last July, was the first sustainable transport company to send exclusive French wines to Dublin using green energy. Now a second consignment of 15,000 bottles will be arriving next week.

Tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions is one of the biggest challenges we face today. People are free to act in a greener way while enjoying great wines at competitive prices. Each bottle transported by green energy (by sail) will have produced 77% less carbon emissions compared with normal freight shipping and will be labelled   “carried by sailing ship, a better deal for the planet”.

Every shipment will be fitted with RFID (radio frequency identification) from eprovenance to accurately record and monitor the temperature of bottles of wine during transportation.

Frederic Albert, President of Fair Wind Wine comments “This year we are facing a difficult turning point, people are fed up because of the economic crisis and the way financial decision-makers played with the future of millions of people. If you add to this the real issue of global warming, it tastes like a bad blend. We want to create a positive response to that in saying we can build a new economy based on the wise knowledge of older times. As a young Irish company Fair Wind Wine offers people the opportunity to get directly involved in the new concept. When people buy Fair Wind Wine, it is to say Stop!... and say we want something better for the future!”


NOTE: Vessel open to public Friday Mar 13 (12.00 to 6pm) Saturday .Mar 14 (10 to 6pm) Admission €5 (incl. Free Wine Tasting +10% discount on wine orders)

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