Category Archives: Climate change

Being sustainable “pays off”, apparently

It seems like a misnomer in many ways. The idea that being more sustainable pays. Of course it must, or your organisation, or winery, won't be around in 5, 10, 20 years time. But in a narrower context, the question about how environmental and social improvement to business operations contribute to the bottom line, and…
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Great article on climate change and wine

This article from Andrew Jefford on Decanter.com is well worth a read. He discusses some of the predictions and possible trends around wine and climate change. Well worth a read. Despite the potential doom and gloom around this subject, (it's really really not a good thing, let's face it)he does have some positive-ish predictions which I…
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Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo Conterno wines on sustainability in Piedmont

On a recent tour of Barolo, Barbaresco and Alba, amongst other fabulous places in Piedmont, I interviewed Giacomo Conterno of Poderi Aldo Conterno wines, at his sprawling and elegant HQ in the midst of classical Northern Italian countryside. Put it this way, I've had worse days. Here's the interview on soundcloud, and it's embedded below.…
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Sustainable wine market trends

Here's a recent Q&A I did with Rostislav Petrov of Clos & Cru fine wine and champagne merchants in London. I asked Rosti for his views on what sustainability means in wine, and some of the trends taking hold. TW: What’s your story with regard to wine, how did you get into the trade? RP: In the…
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Wine and climate change

I've been to at least 30, maybe 50 vineyards since 2012. At every one, I've asked the winemaker about climate change and temperature rises. All of them, bar none, have noticed higher temperatures than in the past. This is because, as you will likely know, alcohol levels are going up. More sugar in the grapes…
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