Sustainable Wine
How can hospitality drive demand for sustainable wine?

How can hospitality drive demand for sustainable wine?

June 10, 2022

May Monthly Discussion

Topic: How can hospitality drive demand for sustainable wine?

Speakers:

  • Muriel Chatel, managing director, SustainableWineSolutions
  • Bethany Morgan-Jones, GM and head sommelier, Apricity
  • Juliane Caillouette Noble, managing director, The Sustainable Restaurant Association
  • Marta Juega Rivera, winemaker and sustainability manager, Alliance Wine

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Sustainable Wine

 

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Every month the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) hosts a free debate-style webinar in which we address a challenging topic in wine sustainability. We discuss key issues, propose solutions, and explore the practical implementation of sustainability in wine. See here for more information on the next upcoming discussion.

Does glyphosate have a role in sustainable viticulture?

Does glyphosate have a role in sustainable viticulture?

June 10, 2022

April Monthly Discussion

Topic: Does glyphosate have a role in sustainable viticulture?

Speakers:

  • Franco Bastias, agronomist and sustainability leader, Domaine Bousquet
  • Kevin Corliss, vice president vineyards, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Jon Entine, founder and executive director, The Genetic Literacy Project
  • Luis Reginato, vineyard manager, Catena Zapata
  • Whitney Beaman, sustainability program manager, The New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Sustainable Wine

 

 

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Every month the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) hosts a free debate-style webinar in which we address a challenging topic in wine sustainability. We discuss key issues, propose solutions, and explore the practical implementation of sustainability in wine.

The shift to sustainable packaging and changing consumer perceptions with Joe Fattorini

The shift to sustainable packaging and changing consumer perceptions with Joe Fattorini

May 15, 2022

In this Sustainable Wine podcast, Toby Webb talks with Joe Fattorini, presenter of The Wine Show and  Managing Director Trade at Pix, a wine discovery platform. They discuss how Pix helps connect people with wine, insights into how people search for and select wine, and how consumers can be driven to make sustainable choices. They debate who can - and should - drive the change to shift the majority of wine to be sold in sustainable packaging, how to change consumer perceptions of boxed wine at scale, the role of choice editing by retailers, and much, much more.

What will be the role of data in driving technology gains for both sustainability and efficiency in vineyards and wineries? (March 2022)

What will be the role of data in driving technology gains for both sustainability and efficiency in vineyards and wineries? (March 2022)

April 17, 2022

March Monthly Discussion

Topic: What will be the role of data in driving technology gains for both sustainability and efficiency in vineyards and wineries?

Date: Wednesday 30th March, 5 pm GMT

Speakers:

  • Will Drayton, Director of Technical Viticulture & Research Winemaking, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Erica Landin-Lofving, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vintage Wine Estates
  • Morgane Le Breton, Head of Marketing, BLB Vignobles
  • Andres Valero, Sustainability and CSR Leader, Grupo Avinea

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Sustainable Wine

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Every month the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) hosts a discussion on a challenging topic in wine sustainability. We debate key issues, propose solutions, and explore the practical implementation of sustainability in wine.

These are free to all, debate-style webinars facilitated by Toby Webb, featuring SWR members and guest speakers from both inside and outside the wine industry. You can register for the upcoming discussion here.

 

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Exploring sustainability in Bordeaux with Wendy Narby

Exploring sustainability in Bordeaux with Wendy Narby

March 18, 2022

In this Sustainable Wine podcast Toby Webb talks to Bordeaux expert Wendy Narby of Insider Tasting. They discuss Bordeaux's history in sustainability, the multiple sustainability initiatives and certifications driving change, how sustainability can be an opportunity for smaller producers in the region, and much more. 

 

 

Adapting to climate change in Alentejo

Adapting to climate change in Alentejo

March 16, 2022

In this Sustainable Wine podcast Toby Webb talks with Iain Richardson, general manager at Mouchão Winery in Alentejo, Portugal. The Mouchão estate is roughly 900 hectares and of that only 43 are planted under vine. They discuss how the winery has been affected by climate change, what the estate is doing in terms of climate adaptation in the vineyard, lessons learned from the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program, and the potential of landscapes approaches in the wine industry.

Establishing an industry-wide sustainability framework: Learnings from the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Establishing an industry-wide sustainability framework: Learnings from the Sustainable Restaurant Association

March 6, 2022

In this podcast Sustainable Wine's Toby Webb speaks to Juliane Caillouette-Noble, managing director at the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA was set up in 2009 to establish a common language and shared experience for the restaurant and hospitality industry. Starting out with 50 founding members, the SRA now works with around 12,000 kitchens throughout the UK.

They discuss the challenges of balancing the niche definitions of sustainability within a broader holistic framework, raising awareness of the sustainability issues throughout the wider value chain, consumer education, and the opportunities for cross-over between the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the Sustainable Wine Roundtable.

What does circularity and climate change adaptation in the vineyard look like in practice?

What does circularity and climate change adaptation in the vineyard look like in practice?

February 25, 2022

Sustainable Wine's Toby Webb speaks with João Barroso, Sustainability Coordinator for the Wines of Alentejo, and  Luís Patrão, vineyard manager at Herdade de Coelheiros.

Located in the demarcated region of Alentejo (DOC), the Coelheiros estate is over 800ha, consisting of vineyards, walnut orchards, and a cork forest. With its holistic and cross-sectional approach to sustainability, Coelheiros is one of the first wineries to have received the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program (WASP) certification seal.

Listen to the podcast to find out how the winery is approaching circularity, climate change adaption, organics, and more.

Does regenerative viticulture work in cool climates?

Does regenerative viticulture work in cool climates?

February 8, 2022

In this podcast Sustainable Wine's Toby Webb talks to Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, associate director of wine at the Dartington Trust. They discuss regenerative agriculture, how regenerative viticulture works in cool climates, and how all of this feeds into Justin's work at Dartington, a centre for learning in arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200-acre estate in South Devon, UK.

Sustainable wine’s year in review and a look ahead to 2022

Sustainable wine’s year in review and a look ahead to 2022

January 24, 2022

The Sustainable Wine team recently sat down to discuss the year in review and take a look at the year ahead. In this podcast Sustainable Wine's founder, Toby Webb, and editor, Hanna Halmari,  discuss the key sustainable wine themes and trends from 2021.

Looking forward to 2022, Tom Owtram, Sustainable Wine's outreach and development manager,  talks about the work of the Sustainable Wine Roundtable and its plans for the year ahead.

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