Articles tagged with the word "sustainability":

Sustainable viticulture in Burgundy

Published on October 13, 2011

With pioneering icons such as Domaine Leflaive and Domaine Pierre Morey who live and breathe biodynamics, Burgundy has long been at the forefront of green viticulture. But in a perfect marketing storm where almost everyone says they’re doing sustainable viticulture, even if they don’t really, how do you separate marketing myth from substantive sustainability?

The greening of the Douro Valley

Published on July 5, 2011

A decade ago, the Douro vineyards were a brown, bare-earthed environment, where patches of dry, Mediterranean climate-adapted scrubland juxtaposed with bare earth beneath vines. As a result of a growing use of cover crop, the Douro vineyards are greening over, literally and environmentally.

A watershed moment in sustainable global viticulture

Published on April 20, 2011

As it becomes more recognised that water is the new gold, stewardship programmes for water management are being created to develop systems of sustainable river basin management, considering issues such as water risk, availability, quantity, quality, and fair-share usage.

Sustainability seal for South Africa

Published on July 17, 2010

The key initiatives, in terms of moving a little further along the path of sustainability in South Africa, are the IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) and BWI (Biodiversity and Wine Initiative), and a new one, SWSA (Sustainable Wine South Africa).

Re-discovering biodiversity

Published on May 10, 2010

Biodiversity is the latest in a series of buzz-words in the field of sustainability as all agriculturally-based industries address the vagaries and pitfalls of mono-culture. Viticulture is also adapting to the new order.

Lighter Champagne bottles, and biomass potential

Published on April 24, 2010

The Champenois have officially launched a lighter glass bottle, aimed at cutting carbon emissions. They’ve calculated a reduction from 900 grams per bottle to 835 grams could result in an 8,000 tonne reduction in annual carbon emissions.

Packaging formats, recycling and improving sustainability

Published on May 16, 2009

Lower carbon emissions can be achieved by taking weight out of packaging, especially where long distances are travelled from point of packaging to destination market. Lighter weight glass, wine in cans, pouches and composite cartons … it’s all up for grabs.

Cork oak forests

Published on May 16, 2009

The ‘business’ forests of the Mediterranean cork oak landscapes.

The language of green

Published on May 8, 2009

Carbon footprints, carbon dioxide emissions, food miles, lifecycle analyses, sustainability, and what would be comprehensible on the label?

Follow the yellow brick road? The green grass track?

Published on May 8, 2009

Across the wine world, different initiatives are evolving, all aimed towards greater sustainability.

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