Sustainable Wine
Chemical complexity: Why we need to move beyond organic versus synthetic

Chemical complexity: Why we need to move beyond organic versus synthetic

April 14, 2021

Jon Entine, who leads the Genetic Literacy Project, a science communication non-profit, joins Sustainable Wine’s Toby Webb to discuss chemicals and science in agriculture. Their robust discussion covers topics such as glyphosate, copper sulphate, gene editing, and the science and impacts of both synthetic and organic chemicals in food and wine.

How to make a Napa wine producer (more) sustainable

How to make a Napa wine producer (more) sustainable

March 25, 2021

Toby Webb has a long conversation with Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery. They discuss what sustainable means to Emma and her colleagues, how they have put it into practice, the results so far, and the challenges that remain.

Climate change and wine: What does the science say?

Climate change and wine: What does the science say?

March 17, 2021

Dr Alistair Nesbitt speaks with Toby Webb about climate change, grape growing and how to adapt to a hotter future.

Key trends in sustainable packaging: BSI’s Jo Griffiths on what they mean for wine

Key trends in sustainable packaging: BSI’s Jo Griffiths on what they mean for wine

February 1, 2021

Toby Webb and Jo Griffiths from standards setter BSI discuss key messages from recent discussions on sustainable packaging for the wine industry.

Sustainable closures and corks: A conversation with DIAM’s CEO Dominique Tourneix

Sustainable closures and corks: A conversation with DIAM’s CEO Dominique Tourneix

January 16, 2021

Toby Webb and Dominique Tourneix discuss the evolution of closures, sustainability, corks and more.

The story of sustainability and biodiversity at Chateau Léoube in Provence

The story of sustainability and biodiversity at Chateau Léoube in Provence

January 14, 2021

Lauren Holman and Toby Webb discuss their journey, and also the future of canned wine.

The Future of Wine Forum: How do we use sustainability to attract the next generation of wine consumers?

The Future of Wine Forum: How do we use sustainability to attract the next generation of wine consumers?

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

The closing plenary session of the conference focuses on the next generation of wine consumers. The concern in the wine industry is that younger generations are drinking less and less wine and switching to spirits and other drinks. So how can sustainability help make wine more relevant again, outside the tiny but growing niches of organic, biodynamic, natural or “clean”? Our panel debates.

Speakers:

  • Richard Wright, behavioural science director, Unilever
  • Madeline Puckette, co-founder, WineFolly.com
  • Allison Jordan, executive director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
  • Richard Ellison, founder and buyer, Wanderlust Wine

Moderator:

  • Hanna Halmari, editor, Sustainablewine.co.uk
The Future of Wine Forum: Sustainable packaging, how wine will be sold by 2025 and beyond

The Future of Wine Forum: Sustainable packaging, how wine will be sold by 2025 and beyond

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Packaging, distribution, and post consumer recycling (or lack of it) is the biggest part of wine’s carbon footprint. So what does the future look like for bottles, packaging and closures, in light of sustainability concerns, and opportunities? Our panelists discuss.

Speakers:

  • Lauren Holman, export sales manager, Château Léoube
  • David Harvey, head of the London office, Raeburn Fine Wines
  • Brad Greatrix, winemaker, Nyetimber
  • Dominique Tourneix, CEO, DIAM France

Moderator:

  • Sally Evans, owner and winemaker, Château George 7
The Future of Wine Forum: Misinformation in wine - how transparency and science can change the debate on ‘clean’ and ‘natural wine’

The Future of Wine Forum: Misinformation in wine - how transparency and science can change the debate on ‘clean’ and ‘natural wine’

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Well, where do we start with this? Aveline and other ‘clean’ and ‘natural’ wines serve to raise the blood pressure of various wine experts like almost no other issues. But natural marketing is an old game, and so shouldn’t the wine industry just live with it, and focus on the best ways to do real, meaningful communications about wine, its provenance and impacts? Our panelists discuss.

Speakers:

  • Richard Bampfield MW
  • Anne Jones, partner & category manager, drinks, wines, beers and spirits buying, Waitrose & Partners
  • Felicity Carter, editor-in-chief, Meininger’s Wine Business International
  • Liz Earle MBE, writer, TV presenter and entrepreneur

Moderator:

  • Erica Duecy, chief content officer, Emetry
The Future of Wine Forum: Biodiversity in the vineyard - how to work with nature, not against it

The Future of Wine Forum: Biodiversity in the vineyard - how to work with nature, not against it

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

This session takes a look at how three different wine producers are tackling protecting and enhancing biodiversity. Our panelists discuss their approaches to encouraging and promoting biodiversity in their vineyards, how to collaborate effectively with partners to make progress happen and how to measure it, the value of certification in encouraging biodiversity (Haute Valeur Environmentale, for example), and more.

Speakers:

  • Belén Iacono, chief agronomist, Adrianna Vineyard, Catena Zapata
  • Matias Rios, chief winemaker, Cono Sur
  • Romain Ott, production director & head winemaker, Château Léoube

Moderator:

  • Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine
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