FAIR. is marketing itself as the first Fairtrade spirits brand in the world. Founded by Alexandre Koiransky and Jean-François Daniel, in Paris, all of their spirits are produced from Fairtrade-certified and organic ingredients. Its quinoa-based vodka is the product of two years joint research by French distillers and Bolivian farmers from the Anapqui cooperative in the Altiplano. If vodka’s not your poison, there is also Café or Goji Liqueurs, and they are available from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Whole Foods and served at several cocktail bars. www.fairtradespirits.com
In 2001 The Co-operative broke new ground by launching the UK’s first fairly-traded supermarket wine, The Co-operative Chilean Carmenere. Its range – red, white and sparkling – has steadily increased, and now includes Fairtrade wines from Chile, South Africa and most recently Argentina. Head down to your local store and try the new Co-operative Fairtrade Organic Argentine Malbec Reserve, the Bonarda Shiraz or the Torrontes Chardonnay. And check out what your Fairtrade premium is supporting at
Divine has added a new line to its 2012 Valentine’s Day range. Joining the packs of dark chocolate and milk chocolate hearts are strawberry white chocolate hearts. Creamy white chocolate with pieces of strawberry crisp made with real strawberries - all ingredients are entirely natural and they are suitable for vegetarians. Available at Oxfam shops nationwide and from Divine’s online shop from January 2012.