T he countdown to Christmas is well underway, and Christmas parties are in full swing. December can mean two things: fun social events and serious hangovers. A big night out with your co-workers can mean for serious headaches and wooziness the next morning. While organic beverages do not guarantee freedom from hangovers, they are easier on your body and are easier on the environment.
Canada is enjoying growth in the organic sector. While organic beer, wine, and spirits are often more expensive the products used to make them are easier on the soil and surrounding environment. Certified organic growers do not use pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers on their grapes, corn, or other alcohol-producing plant. Growers emphasize the importance of caring for the soil and supporting healthy wildlife like birds. During the fermentation process added products like sulphites are avoided. The alcohol is much cleaner and residue-free, which has been thought to cause less-intense hangovers.
There are a number of producers, such as Mill Street Brewery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and Pemberton Distillery, that are certified organic in Canada. This winter, support sustainable organic farming and opt for organic beer, wine, and spirits for your holiday parties.