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Sustainability at Justerini & Brooks

Sustainability at Justerini & Brooks

Tuesday 13th April 2021
by Julian Campbell

Working towards a better future

Drinking fine wine shouldn’t cost the Earth. While our environmental impact may be relatively small, we feel it’s right to minimise our carbon footprint in whatever way we can. Whether that’s asking suppliers to reduce the weight of their bottles or finding more sustainable packaging, we have a responsibility to find better solutions.

As a basic rule, our buyers only work with producers that make wines in ways that are both ethical and environmentally responsible. We are also a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a dedicated community that aims to support foodservice businesses, suppliers, and discerning diners.

We also actively support beacons of sustainable winemaking. For example, we are now working with Felton Road in New Zealand, Frog’s Leap in Napa Valley, and Château de Meursault, which is soon to be the largest certified organic estate in the Côte d’Or.

And, while our buyers always try to use trains, some destinations still aren’t served from St Pancras… so we also offset all our business flights.

The little things matter too. For example, to improve our carbon footprint, we have partnered with distribution service Great Bear, which uses hybrid vans to deliver our wine. We also now send out tasting samples in more eco-friendly 50ml and 100ml bottles.