Opened in February 2009, FIG Restaurant chef Ray Garcia is serving up inspired dishes that don't just include greens, they are aiming to run the gamut of green by including all of the buzzwords - local, organic, sustainable,
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Bring Your Own Bottle(s): Wine from the Barrel
We're not winos by any means, really we're not, but the carbon footprint of wine is a recurring theme here at TreeHugger. Whether it's the wine bottle versus box debate, or
It started, like so many good ideas do, with a couple of folks chatting over a beer. Twenty years later, the Green Drinks concept has spread to more than 488 cities in 49 countries -- finally making it to Istanbul this month.
It seems strange to be planting a vineyard in central London, but wine does grow in bad and rocky soil...so who knows. It may end up being the next Robert Parker 100: Chateau Alara. Even if it doesn't quite reach that height, it's a point well made:
When I first saw the image of this wine bar I could feel its pervasive hip factor. It just makes you want to sip on some biodynamic wine. And it proves once again that there is no need to sacrafice beauty for sustainability.
Update: Vote now for Best of Show!
Now that the initial voting period has ended, it's time to vote for the 'Best in Show' -- check out the category winners in the Best in Show slideshow, and then click over to Planet Green to View & Vote for your
Green food and good health go hand in hand. So while the best food choices and options vary greatly by locale, the best-practices and principles that apply to good food and good remain the same no matter where you live. With that in mind, we present the p
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario was established in 1927 after Prohibition to do what its name says- control liquor consumption. 82 years later its mandate has evolved, and now its purpose is to make as much money as possible for the Government,
De Smog Blog: Are Canada's Tar Sands in Peril? by Mitchell Anderson
"Stephen Harper could be in for rude awakening. For years, he has been dealing with likeminded climate change deniers in the Bush Administration who were only too happy to buy as much
Some might say if you have a hangover, you might already be green (not the environmental kind of green, ahem). But if you want to cure that throbbing headache from last night's Christmas party or holiday get-together, take a
We generally run into two schools of thought on New Year's Eve: it's either an excuse for a raucous night at the bar and massive quantities of bubbly, or it's a night for amateurs that's better spent watching the ball
Today's special is for the wine lovers among us: it is a hotel in Stavoren, a very old port in northern Holland. The rooms where you sleep are in 15,000 litre wine barrels. There are four of them, each created from Swiss drums that used to contain
While the definition of what makes green wine is wildly debatable--different certifications allow different levels of sulfites, which are a naturally occurring part of the fermentation process--one thing we can agree on is
I have been convinced of the environmental benefits of bag-in-box wines, as they carry more wine in less packaging than any other form. (glass is heavy and is usually down-cycled, tetra-paks are light but not very green). Unfortunately, the selection
Gustorganic before the bar, courtesy of Keetsa
GustOrganic, an all-organic restaurant in New York is now also home to the world's first all-organic bar. Using entirely organic spirits—beers, cocktails, wine, and liquor, GustOrganic is the first bar