Do good, drink Twitter wine
Monday 25 October 2010
Twitter has joined the charity wine world to increase literacy and reduce poverty in needy nations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa including Nepal and Namibia.
"The Fledgling Initiative is bringing together three innovative organizations [Crushpad, Room to Read and Twitter] to support global education. Our success means children's lives will be changed across Asia and Africa through experiencing their first library and books in their own language," said John Wood, the founder of non-profit Room to Read, promoting literacy to the poorest of the poor, according to FledgingWine.com
Fledgling Wine is produced at Crushpad, a make-your-own-wine small lot winery using grapes from California and Bordeaux vineyards.
To date Fledgling Wines offers a 2009 Pinot Noir and 2009 Chardonnay both priced at $25/€18, and $5/€3.58 from every sale is donated to Room to Read.
On October 22, the food blog Slashfood posted tasting notes on the Fledgling 2009 Pinot Noir: "Its smoky nose and intense bright cherry notes are fantastic; its tannins are soft and silky. And each time you order a bottle, you're teaching people how to read. What's not to like?"
Fledgling also points out that buying its wines "allow[s] Twitter to grow. Because if you can't read you can't Tweet!"
However they are not the only bottles you can purchase to do good; you may also want to try ONEHOPE wines, made with renowned Californian winemaker Robert Mondavi, Jr.
A bottle costs $18.99/€13.60 and 50 percent of the profit is donated to charities that fight AIDS, breast cancer, or autism, or supports troops or the planet, depending on the varietal.
Life & Style blogs
Free the internet from commercial interests, says Martha Lane Fox
Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Six things you didn't know about iconic structure
Contents of women's handbags can be worth more than a small car
Gold Apple Watch buyers can skip queues
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
iJobs Food & Drink
£25,000 - £30,000: Sheridan Maine: Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity...
£25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Management Accountant - Manchester...
£23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Project Accountant (Part-...
£23,000: Beverley James: Do you have a background in hospitality and are you l...