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Bertrand Michat, export director, on sustainability at Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Here's a podcast I recently recorded with Bertrand from Paul Jaboulet Aîné about the sustainability journey that the company has been on in recent years. In the podcast we discussed: Why Jaboulet has been heading towards organics, with some biodynamic practices, since 2007Whether going organic...

How should a New Zealand wine producer reduce environmental impact?

Natalie Christensen Natalie Christensen, chief winemaker at Yealands, has some ideas. She recently spoke with Sustainable Wine’s Agatha Pereira about what Yealands has learned about putting sustainability ideas into action. An edited transcript of their conversation is below. AP: How did you end up in the wine business, given you trained...

Celebrating leaders in sustainable winegrowing, the flat future of wine packaging and impacts of climate change

Global media analysis by Hanna Halmari, content manager at SustainableWine.co.uk Celebrating the Eco-Conscious: The 2019 Drinks Business Green Awards The Drinks Business held its annual Green Awards last week, celebrating the drinks companies leading the way in sustainable practices. In this recap of the...

Key messages from the Future of Wine conference, Loire commits to organic, Sonoma goes hi-tech, and climate change at ProWein

Global media analysis by Hanna Halmari, content manager at SustainableWine.co.uk Wine producers in Loire Valley “will not stop doing things the organic way” So says Benoit Amirault, winemaker at Domaine Yannick Amirault in Bourgeuil, quoted by Edith Hancock in this article in The Drinks Business. Benoit...

Climate adaptation, climate impacts, WineParis on sustainability, and Portugal ‘leads’

The hill of Hermitage

The hill of Hermitage Hanna Halmari rounds up some of the latest media analysis related to sustainable wine around the world. Adaptation in the face of climate change: Five key trends in the wine industry “Viticulture by its nature is complicated. As the world’s climates are...

Cornas: Making sustainable wine with Mattieu Barret of Domaine Du Coulet

Here's a recent interview with Cornas biodynamic pioneer winemaker Mattieu Barret of Domaine Du Coulet. Mathieu makes a variety of wines, all of which are excellent. In the interview we talked about why he's been thinking - and acting - on sustainability for two decades. We discuss what it looks...

The challenges of being organic in Condrieu

A podcast interview with Paul Amsellem, a director of one of the finest Condrieu producers in the Rhone valley, Georges Vernay. In the interview we have a chat about the wines they make, the region, and how tough it is to be organic when working on such steep...

Chemical bans, label transparency & ‘bad’ certification: Sustainable wine and global media analysis: October 14th summary

Putting "Chemgro" on wine labels, the new transparency? The Drinks Business reports that: "Wine producers who use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers should be made to tell consumers using the tag ‘chemgro’ on their bottles, suggests Nick Mills at New Zealand’s Rippon Vineyard" According to this article...

What does sustainability mean in Montalcino?

Q&A with Cristina Mariani-May, family proprietor of Castello Banfi estate in Montalcino and president and CEO of Banfi Vintners. Agatha Pereira recently interviewed her at the Climate Change Leadership conference in Porto, Portugal. Cristina Mariani-May AP: Everyone's talking about sustainability in wine these days but definitions...

The science of soil sustainability and wine (in South Africa)

Q&A with Heinrich Schloms, interview by Agatha Pereira Heinrich Schloms is a soil scientist at the department of agriculture at Western Cape in South Africa. Agatha recently interviewed him at the Climate Change Leadership conference in Porto, Portugal. AP: What is your definition of sustainability...