Toast The New Year With These 12 Wine, Beer, And Liquor Brands That Give Back

Cheers To The New Year!

We are so grateful for the good food, great friends and family, and festive parties that are warming our hearts this holiday season. As we ring in 2018, we’re recommitting ourselves to ethical and sustainable practices in our daily lives, and we’re starting with the drinks we’re sipping on as the clock strikes midnight!

For our 21-and-older friends, these 12 philanthropic wine, beer and liquor brands are giving back to organizations that help end hunger, support veterans, house homeless pets, protect the environment and more.


WINE


1. ONEHOPE

Ethics | Donates to a wide variety of causes—sip according to your values!
Based In | California

ONEHOPE is dedicated to celebrating and serving the world—both through their wines and their charitable partnerships. Their impact page outlines all of the organizations they’ve donated to (and the impact they’ve made), but we especially love their glitter sparkling wines. ONEHOPE's wines are the perfect new year's beverage, and they support causes like ending childhood hunger and the Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth.

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2. Humanitas Wines

Ethics | Gives to a wide variety of charities
Based In | California

Humanitas is on a mission to create wines “so good, they change the world.” Their quality wines help improve the quality of life for people locally and globally. Their donations total nearly a quarter of a million dollars to organizations like Soles4Souls, Napa Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, SightLife, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and many regional food banks and community foundations.

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3. Chateau La Paws

Ethics | Supports no-kill animal shelters in the USA
Based In | California

We love our pups here at The Good Trade, so it’s exciting to see our favorite beverage supporting furry friends in need! Chateau La Paws’s California wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sweet Red, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, each with a label that features a shelter dog who either needs a forever home or has already happily found one. This wine raises awareness of shelter dogs in need, and donates proceeds to no-kill animal shelters in the US.

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4. Purple Heart Wines

Ethics | Donates to Purple Heart Foundation to support US veterans
Based In | California

Partnered with the Purple Heart Foundation, Purple Heart Wines was created to honor and support the veterans of the US Military in need. Since the launch of Purple Heart Wines in early 2016, they have donated over $60,000 to the Purple Heart Foundation and have also donated to support veterans impacted by the California wildfires. These donations go towards assisting veterans with new Service Dogs, scholarships, resources to help cope with PTSD, and other medical funding—so raise a glass in support!

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5. Dreaming Tree Wines

Ethics | Sustainable practices, donates to environmental organizations
Based In | California

Musician Dave Matthews partnered with winemaker Sean Mckenzie to create environmentally-minded wines out of California, and the result is delicious. They keep sustainability in mind from seed to glass, with lighter wine bottles, solar power, transparent carbon emissions disclosures, and recycled paper labels. Dreaming Tree Wines, a Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing winery, also donates to environmental organizations like The Wilderness Society and Living Lands & Waters—and has donated over one million dollars to date.

Learn more about Dreaming Tree Wines


BEER


6. North Coast Brewing Company

Ethics | B Corp, donates to support Jazz education, environmental causes, and other nonprofits, zero waste & sustainable practices
Based In | California

If you’d rather cheers with a beer, North Coast Brewing Company has a wide variety of beers that support a range of causes—proceeds from their Steller IPA support marine mammal conservation and proceeds from their Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale support Jazz education programs. As a B Corp, NCBC is dedicated to treating their employees fairly, cultivating zero waste programs, and giving back through monetary donations and employee volunteer hours.

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7. FINNEGANS

Ethics | Gives 100% of profits from beer into food for the community in need
Based In | Minnesota

With a mission statement of “turning beer into food,” FINNEGANS donates 100% of their profits towards feeding people in need in Minnesota and the surrounding region. They’ve donated over a million dollars to food banks, and have a goal to donate $80,000 more in 2017. FINNEGANS enlists volunteers to help with food bank events, beer festivals (in return, the festival donates to a community fund), and as barstool philanthropists to help spread the word about the brand’s work.

Learn more about FINNEGANS


8. Abita Brewing Company

Ethics | Disaster relief support, environmental conservation, sustainable practices
Based In | Louisiana

Abita Brewing Company is committed to being a good corporate citizen by doing what they do best: brewing beer. Proceeds from various beers have gone to support organizations in and around Louisiana to help support relief, recovery and community revitalization efforts after Hurricane Katrina and environmental cleanup following oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. They also make in-kind donations for fundraising events and have implemented sustainable practices in their production.

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9. Save The World Brewing

Ethics | Donates to charities that supply food/water, shelter, or clothing to those in need, sustainable practices
Based In | Texas

Save The World Brewing is a 100% philanthropic production craft brewery that donates all of their net profits to charities that help supply basic human needs. Their regular international charity is Food for the Hungry, their regular national charity is the Meals on Wheels, and their regular local charity is Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity. Save The World Beers are brewed sustainably with high quality water in Marble Falls, TX.

Learn more about Save The World Brewing


LIQUOR


10. Simple Vodka

Ethics | Donates 20+ meals to people in need per bottle purchased, sustainable practices
Based In | Idaho

This vodka company is creating a simple solution to the problem of hunger in the US: they donate one meal per drink of their farm-to-bottle vodka (20 meals per bottle) through their partnerships with local and national hunger relief organizations. Simple Vodka is a smooth, gluten-free vodka made with locally-sourced potatoes in Idaho with the help of wind power. Find Simple Vodka in stores in New York and Florida, or shop online!

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11. FAIR

Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, handcrafted
Based In | France

FAIR offers a wide range of fair trade spirits, from rum, vodka, and gin to specialty liqueurs like goji, kumquat and açaí. As the world’s first Fair Trade Certified spirits brand, FAIR puts workers and their well-being at the forefront of their production. Their handcrafted and creative spirits have won many awards and are made with fairly-harvested ingredients from around the world (including organic and natural ingredients).

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12. Four Leaf Spirits

Ethics | Donates to support cancer research
Based In | Washington

With a motto of “You Drink, We Give,” Four Leaf Spirits crafts unique and delicious tea-infused liqueurs and rums that support a great cause: cancer research. Four Leaf was founded by two friends who had each lost a parent to cancer, which led to their decision to support the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. This northwestern-based liquor brand makes spirits that are full of heart.

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About The Author

Emily Torres is an Editor at The Good Trade and the writer behind Ennaree, a blog dedicated to intentional, colorful living. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her two rabbits, or practicing at the hot yoga studio.