Head down to the Dram Shop with your Feb edition of Now Then this month and you will receive a 10% discount on all wines and beers purchased. Weâ€™ve a few ethical ideas for your shopping list so listen up.
For those of you not familiar with the unique character of the Dram Shop, it has a beautifully archaic wooden interior covered in shelves filled to the brim with hundreds of different tipples and multi coloured price tags of your choice. Be you a lager person, a wine fanatic or a whisky troubadour or anything in-between the Dram has a unique inhibition striker for everyone.
Whilst perusing amidst the library-like collection of beverages on offer I recently discovered, what Iâ€™ve termed, the latest Dram shop treasure. Namely, a huge variety of specifically organic alcoholic products. In this day and age of fair-trade tea, vegan tofu and prairie laid eggs the alcohol industry has often escaped critique, a minor miracle considering the probable chemical content of your standard Stella or Carlsberg.
In the interests then of providing you the reader with a respectable and some might say slighter of hand, hangover, I present Now Thenâ€™s Organic guide to getting ratted responsibly. Perfect we might add, for the dual upcoming treats of Valentineâ€™s Day and Mothers day.
To Bravely Go Organic.
Not just for ladies, opening foray toasts or men with frilly collars.
Champagne Fleury Brut £26.99
Meinklang Pinot Noir â€“ Austrian slightly sparkling £11.49
Albet / Noya £8.99
Touch Stone £8.49
Think Poet, Think Passion, Think Rhyming & Singing.
Kali G – £8.99 – Greek
Mureda £6.49 – Spanish / Vegan / Fruity
Europeans are not the only committed Wheat Drinkers.
Daa Blonde â€“ Belgium
Reidenburger Weiss â€“ German
Refined? Curious and/or Bearded?
St Peters Ale Organic Ale – £1.99
Whistable Bay Organic Ale
Lager, Lager, Shouting, Lager, Lager.
Sam Smith â€“ organic Larger
While Stable â€“ Ale
Terry Pratchet. Norfolk to Normandy.
Dunkertons perbridge Herefordshire £2.69
Cidre De Normandic Pur Jus – £4.49
Commit. Enjoy. Donâ€™t look back.
Best served with a Russian and a freezer combined.
FAIR â€“ organic vodka £33.00
Put a Gin in your step…
Juniper Green Slow Gin – £18.99
Organic Amaretto – £14.49