The Happy Hour Newsletter

The Happy Hour Newsletter

April 2021


Hi Friends,

Keeping our planet healthy and habitable is a critically important
collective priority!

One of the reasons RAMONA exists is that we believe companies have a duty to make responsible long-term decisions and invest in our planet’s future. That’s why we’ve always only worked with organic grapes, from day-one, and why we moved our production to Italy, a country with a 4,000 year history of - and ideal climate for - organic viticulture.

Another reason we moved production from the US to Italy is that the chemical lobby in the United States is so strong they are beginning to mandate the use of Velcorin, a neurotoxin that is increasingly omnipresent as a preservative and inexplicably does not have to be disclosed.

I’m excited to report that we are working with our winery partner in Italy for sustainability certification with EQUALITAS, an organization that prioritizes the environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability. While we can’t travel to Italy yet, we’re happy to celebrate her this month with our Limited Edition Italian Staycation Pack.

On this Earth Day I’m inspired by so many people and organizations and would love to spotlight Project Tsehigh, founded by my incredible friend and fellow sommelier Grace Mahary. Project Tsehigh’s mission is to decrease global energy poverty and increase sustainable and renewable energy solutions worldwide. If you’ve not listened yet, don’t miss my conversation with Grace on the Opening Up podcast.

One last thing -- I learned from my godson last year about the search engine Ecosia, which plants trees with ad dollars spent by partnering with Eden Projects to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees each year! There is much to be inspired by, and spring is finally here.

Happy Earth Day!

With love,

Jordan Salcito
Sommelier, Founder & CEO

Recipe by Miranda Escalante, Bar Manager of The Montford in Asheville, NC

.75 oz. El Jimador Silver
.5 oz. Giffard Pamplemousse Liquor
.25 oz. Campari
.25 oz. Lemon juice
4 oz. RAMONA Blood Orange
Dehydrated orange & lemon

Add .75 oz. El Jimador Silver, .5oz. Giffard Pamplemousse Liquor, .25 oz. Campari, and .25 oz. lemon juice a glass with ice. Stir to combine and add 4 oz of RAMONA Blood Orange. Garnish with a dehydrated orange and lemon.

A limited-edition sampler featuring three of our best-selling flavors. Tastes just like vacation. No passport required.


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