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Hervé Berland, Château Montrose CEO, on why carbon capture and sustainability matters

Mr Berland CEO Château MontrosePhoto credit: François Poincet Hervé Berland talks with Toby Webb about the sustainability journey which Château Montrose has been on for some years, and why and how, capturing CO2 from fermentation is important. The CO2 recycling plantPhoto credit: Château...

A call to increase diversity and inclusion in the wine industry, the future of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Scottish retailer WoodWinters is first to sell wine in paper...

The Future of Wine Forum 2020 A call to increase diversity and inclusion in the wine industry In Amelia Singer’s article for The Buyer, she examines the lack of diversity in the drinks industry and proposes solutions to improve diversity and inclusion. Singer begins by discussing the key reasons behind...

What can the green revolution in marketing do for sustainable wine?

'Greener Marketing' by John Grant Author of ‘Greener Marketing’ John Grant speaks to Toby Webb about how green marketing and sustainable wine might, or might not, suit each other. ___ Readers are welcome to join, at no cost (yes it is free...

What has the wine industry learned from the Covid-19 pandemic so far? Four key insights

Times of crisis and rapid change force us to find new ways to adapt and innovate. Just as the world has shown incredible resilience to the pandemic, so too has the wine industry. Hanna Halmari reports on what some wine industry insiders say are key lessons to be learned so far. Bar message...

Berkmann relaunches Help 4 Hospitality, vegan-friendly wines, the dangers of monoculture farming, and sexual harassment within the Court of Sommeliers

Box with wine for delivery Berkmann’s Help 4 Hospitality relaunches for UK’s second lockdown As the UK entered its second lockdown on the 5th of November, London-based Berkmann Wine Cellars relaunched its Help 4 Hospitality initiative to support the on-trade. According to the press release, during the first spring lockdown,...

The EU’s dismal CAP decision, the wine industry’s gender pay gap, Fetzer Vineyards to be climate positive by 2030, Château Léoube launches sustainable rosé in a can, and counterfeit...

Tractor ploughing farm land in drought “Transition to ecological farming frozen” The European Environmental Bureau’s (EEB) recent press release reports on the latest decision regarding the EU’s farm policy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which saw agriculture ministers and the European Parliament vote “through hundreds of billions of Euros in...

Wine brands aiming for carbon neutrality, action to improve diversity in the wine industry, French restrictions on glyphosate, Covid-19 tests for grape pickers in Spain, Beaujolais 2020 vintage, and...

Vineyard worker wearing mask protection Wine brands aiming for carbon neutrality A few weeks ago Accolade Wines Europe’s core portfolio achieved carbon neutrality and received its certification from the Carbon Trust. Reporting for Harpers, Jo Gilbert shares how the company “sells over 150 million bottles of wine annually”, including brands...

The launch of the Regenerative Organic Certification, a spotlight on sustainable wine producers, CO2 recycling at Château Montrose, and an attack against ‘conventional winemaking’

The newly launched Regenerative Organic Certification  Writing for The Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on the new Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) program. Launched in August this year by the Regenerative Organic Alliance based in Santa Rosa, California, the ROC is “dedicated to reforming agriculture and fighting climate change.” The...

Sustainability from the ground up: The story of Château George 7, Fronsac

As part of our occasional series of posts from sustainability specialists, we're sharing this podcast and accompanying article by Anna Chilton. Chilton sat down with Sally Evans, owner of Château George 7, to discuss the story behind the winery, Evans' approach to sustainability, the dangers of greenwashing, and more.

What is a sustainable wine closure? Corks vs. the rest

David Harvey As David Harvey of Raeburn Fine Wines points out in this podcast with Toby Webb, sustainability in closures is not as simple as you might think... — Join 200 wine producers, distributors, traders, retailers and many others...