Giving Back

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD ONE SIP AT A TIME

WE MAKE A Living BY  WHAT WE GET, BUT  WE MAKE A  LIFE BY WHAT WE Give!

We take our roles as community members just as seriously as we do our tasting notes and recommendations.

We are part of a number of initiatives that support community service, inclusivity, alternative voices, environmental causes and human equality. 

Helping TO EDUCATE
YOU ABOUT THE BRANDS
THAT DO GOOD
FOR THE 
World

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#WinesThatGiveBack #DrinksDoingGood

Follow along on social media as we highlight wines that contribute to the ethos of giving back to their community, their people, and the environment. 

Angela speaks out about these brands on her social media channels, on TV and via articles on a campaign that she started called #WinesthatGiveBack and #DrinksDoingGOod. On TV, in articles and on social media she highlights and brings awareness to wines from around the world that help contribute to a better world. 

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Community Initiatives

👉🏼 Tayu Pinot Noir from Viña San Pedro in Chile, launched in 2021 and sold out at the LCBO with Ange’s help. Sourced from Pinot Noir vineyards in southern Chile that are owned and tended by Indigenous Mapuche families, this wine is the final result of a five-year project in partnership with the community of Buchahueico and is one of the very first of its kind in the world.  Led by Winemaker Viviana Navarrete, who is considered to be one of the best Pinot Noir Winemakers in Chile,.  “Tayu” means “Ours” in Mapudungun - which is the language of the Mapuche indigenous community.  Angela was able to interview Viviana who is known as the best Pinot Noir maker in Chile. This wine sold out and will be coming back to shelves soon. 

 

👉🏼 Angela and her team were an integral part of the “Don’t Poke the Bear” wine launch campaign in Canada, which won an ELSI award and supports anti-bullying in partnership with Kids Help Phone and Friends First. .

👉🏼Angela also helped to promote Rockway Vineyards Pink Ribbon Rosé during October 2021 with 10% of proceeds going to towards Breast Cancer Research. You can see her interview with Winemaker Simone Ardiel on her IGTV show 'The Juice'.

👉🏼 Angela also partnered with Wakefield Wines on an awareness project to Save the Seahorses across the world. She was on CTV Ottawa and CTV Edmonton talking about how to donate to Project Seahorse. This is a global initiative that first started in Australia on #WorldOceansDay where the winery partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) on a project to help save Australia’s Endangered White’s Seahorse from extinction. 

👉🏼 Angela has also sat and sits on the board of directors for not-for-profit groups and contributes and supports causes that help move our industry and the world forward in a better place and has supported many not-for-profit organizations over the years and continues to do so in many ways. 

👉🏼Angela currently sits on the BOD for youthLEADarts a national Canadian not-for-profit that helps youth and indigenous children develop confidence and find their voices through the arts. 

👉🏼 Angela also continues to work to bringing all voices forward to help change and evolve the global wine industry through her features, interviews and conversations. 

Community Involvment 

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