Articles tagged with the word "sustainability":

Winery waste to winery profit

Published on September 19, 2016

As part of the sustainability drive, winery waste is increasingly under the microscope. It may traditionally have gone to quite a substantial landfill, but the stuff is chock-full of useful, and profitable, bits and pieces. To the extent that the terminology has been changing to speak of winery by-products, not waste.

European sustainability initiatives

Published on January 29, 2016

Wine industry national sustainability codes of practice are almost commonplace in the New World. Europe is there too, but presents a much more fragmented picture of initiatives.

New Zealand shows the specificity of sustainability

Published on January 6, 2015

New Zealand may be ahead of the sustainability game with almost all producers signed up to some sort of sustainability accreditation system, whether the country’s own Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ), or certified organics, biodynamics or ISO 14001, but the situation on the ground is far from a one-size-fits-all model. Anyone hoping for a single index that measures producers’ paths towards increasing sustainability is sadly disillusioned.

Down to Earth

Published on April 30, 2014

The California Wine Institute has published a book looking at sustainable practices among a selection of the state’s wine producers.

Reducing the drip, drip, drip

Published on May 8, 2013

Water is one of our most precious resources, and irrigation is vital to much vineyard growth around the world, but how are growers reducing its use?

Sustainability on the move

Published on April 26, 2012

The necessary mantra that sustainability is a journey not a destination is becoming manifest. And to prove that enterprises are taking continuous steps of improvement along this journey requires measurement, reporting, traceability and improvement action plans, often accompanied by independent certification.

A guide to the sustainability guides

Published on March 29, 2012

As the need to take better care of the planet increases, sustainability issues have moved onto the agenda. This is a “cut out and keep” guide to the various initiatives in the wine industry.

Ladybird taint

Published on March 21, 2012

Ladybird taint is thought to be on the rise and cool climate regions are particularly vulnerable as climate warming allows these species to migrate into previously unpalatable regions.

Recycling cork stoppers

Published on November 13, 2011

Recycling cork stoppers for use in the manufacture of non-stopper products, or for re-use in other programmes is beginning to get off the ground in a potentially meaningful way.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cork stoppers

Published on November 12, 2011

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been certifying Mediterranean cork forests since 2005. Certification means cork oak growers can supply to cork stopper manufacturers traceable cork planks from forests certified to adopt landscape-sustainable practices.

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