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Bottles of Wine Doing a World of Good

By Value Guru, September 10, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Value is not what you pay, it’s what you get. With two of our Sure Deals you get wow-factor wines for under $13 a bottle plus money from each purchase will fund poverty alleviation around the world through Whole Planet Foundation®. What a deal!

Whole Planet FoundationHere’s the scoop: the Whole Planet Foundation funds microlending programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These programs provide microentrepreneurs the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. With an average loan of $182, the foundation is lessening poverty in 57 countries by supporting more than 1.7 million people with the chance for a better life.

Sure Deals! for a Feel-Good Fall

If you’re looking for delicious wines that go the extra mile without taking your budget for a ride, try these pours. 

Quick Chicken and Chickpea Caesar SaladONEHOPE Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon
$10.99.
750ml*
50¢ from the purchase of each bottle goes to support poverty alleviation by funding a goal of 200 microloans. The award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are made in Napa by winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr.

Suggested pairings: The Chardonnay and Health Starts Here® Roasted Mahi Mahi, Collards and Pears is a sensational seasonal match. The Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy partner for the one-pot meal of Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage.

Baked PastaSanta Rita Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere or Cabernet Sauvignon $12.99. 750ml*

Superb quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s most admired wine estates, and using organic grapes is just the beginning. There’s a lovely variety here for any palate, any pairing. Plus, 25¢ from the purchase of each bottle goes to the Whole Planet Foundation. Cheers for Chile!

Suggested pairings: Couple the Sauvignon Blanc with our Quick Chicken and Chickpea Caesar Salad, the Carmenere with Baked Pasta or the Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage.

Let’s raise a glass and help end poverty one bottle at a time! Deal?

For more feel-good values, check out The Whole Deal® value guide and discover 17 Sure Deals, $50+ in coupons, 10 new recipes (all under $4 per serving) and a bounty of money-saving tips.

*We are prohibited by law from selling alcohol in some of our stores. Please see our list of stores that do sell alcohol or our list of stores that do not sell alcohol.

Which of these wines will you try and what will you pair it with? Let me know in the comments section below.