Wine Event Goes Green
Along with donations for each glass left behind at the end of the show, Project Share is also collecting non-perishable goods for its food bank. Bring as much as you can and leave it at the entrance. Project SHARE, short for Support, Housing, Awareness, Resources and Emergency, aims to help residents of Niagara Falls who fall below the poverty line. Even the exhibitors are getting in on the giving. Barefoot Wine and Bubbly will be donating 100 percent of its proceeds from the Niagara Food and Wine Expo to the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. The whole event seems to have taken a turn for the environment. The wine glasses provided will be actual glass rather than plastic, volunteers and staff will be wearing reusable and partially biodegradable aprons made from annually renewable resources like sugar cane fibre, wheat straw fibre and corn.
A good turn for an industry that’s all about terroir.