Sustainable Wine
The Future of Wine Forum: In the winery - how circular approaches in the winery can save money and emissions

The Future of Wine Forum: In the winery - how circular approaches in the winery can save money and emissions

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

So what should a circular economy approach in a sustainable winery look like? How do you define circular and what does it look like in practice? Some wineries are capturing Co2 from fermentation and turning it into potassium bicarbonate. This is an important innovation, but what else constitutes circular approaches in the vineyard? Florence Cathiard and Fabien Teitgen from Smith Haut Lafitte discuss.

Speakers:

  • Florence Cathiard, president, Smith Haut Lafitte

  • Fabien Teitgen, winemaker, Smith Haut Lafitte

Moderator:

  • Anna Chilton, wine and sustainable supply chains expert
The Future of Wine Forum: What the wine industry can learn about sustainability from other industries

The Future of Wine Forum: What the wine industry can learn about sustainability from other industries

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Bubbles and silos exist everywhere in business. Ask a palm oil expert about cotton, and they most likely won’t know much. Wine is no exception and much can be learned from other industries. Many of these have been heavily exposed to negative campaigning, consumer pressure, and legal and regulatory pressures, often as a result. So which lessons can the wine sector learn about sustainability from other industries? Our panel of non wine but very much sustainability experts, debate.

Speakers:

  •  Dr. Simon Lord, independent palm oil and sustainability expert
  • Anna Turrell, head of environment, Tesco
  • Gordon Muir, head of sales, Gordon and Macphail Whisky & Premium Spirit Merchants
  • Ignacio Gavilan, director, environmental sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum
  • Bastien Sachet, CEO, Earthworm Foundation

Moderator:

  • Ian Welsh, editorial director, Innovation Forum
The Future of Wine Forum: What should wine industry leadership on climate change look like?

The Future of Wine Forum: What should wine industry leadership on climate change look like?

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

In this plenary session our panelists discuss what big wine producers can do to have a material impact on climate change beyond the significant task of bottle weight reduction. Is the biggest and most urgent climate issue in the sector helping grape growers cope? Or is it changing how packaging works for retailers and pushing for better recycling and circular economy approaches? 

Speakers:

  • Adrian Bridge, CEO, Taylors Port & Fladgate Partnership, Porto Protocol

  • Miguel A. Torres, 4th generation and President Familia Torres

  • Joanna Griffiths, global food community director, BSI

Moderator:

  • Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine
The Future of Wine Forum: In the vineyard - what regenerative approaches mean for soil health improvements

The Future of Wine Forum: In the vineyard - what regenerative approaches mean for soil health improvements

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Regenerative agriculture is all the rage across a wide variety of different crops, but what actually is it? With no common definition, many say it simply re-badges sustainable agriculture with a new, trendier name. However, proponents argue its primary focus on soil health focuses efforts on what is below ground, and that has major benefits for both carbon fixation, soil health, yield and ultimately all aspects of grape farming sustainability. Our panelists discuss how they define regenerative agriculture, whether it should replace other approaches (organic, biodynamic, etc.), what results they have seen so far from it, and more.

Speakers:

  • Neil Collins, winemaker and vineyard manager, Tablas Creek

  • Franco Costantini, managing director, Control Union UK

  • Gabriel Bloise, winemaker, Chakana Winery, Mendoza, Argentina

  • Facundo Bonamaizon, agronomist, Chakana Winery, Mendoza, Argentina

Moderator:

  • Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine
The Future of Wine Forum: Lessons from Spain - how wine industry can tackle sustainability and climate change

The Future of Wine Forum: Lessons from Spain - how wine industry can tackle sustainability and climate change

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Sustainablewine.co.uk has interviewed more than a hundred winemakers in the last five years. All of them say climate change has, at the very least, increased weather volatility in vineyards. This is well known to be dangerous for quality of harvests, yields and indeed economic viability for smaller vineyards. Technology can, and is, playing an increasing role in climate change adaptation, with more and more data, tools and early warning systems available. In this breakout session our panelists talk about their approaches to sustainability and climate change. 

Speakers:

  • Marta Terrado, science communication specialist & postdoc researcher at the Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

  • Joan Esteve Julià, director, Celler Raimat (Catalonia, Spain)

  • Albert Hereu, general manager, Catalan Cork Institute Foundation

Moderator:

  • Miquel Ros, independent consultant and writer
The Future of Wine Forum: Social issues in wine - how to improve community empowerment in a wine business

The Future of Wine Forum: Social issues in wine - how to improve community empowerment in a wine business

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

In this breakout session Elena Carretero Gomez, corporate affairs and sustainability director at Vina Santa Rita, discusses how large and small wine businesses can get better at community engagement and youth empowerment, vitally important issues in the communities surrounding wine businesses. Elena shares the initiatives at Vina Santa Rita, how these work, what they cost, and the business and social benefits.

Speakers:

  • Elena Carretero Gomez, corporate affairs and sustainability director, Vina Santa Rita

Moderator:

  • Anna Chilton, wine and sustainable supply chains expert
The Future of Wine Forum: Logistics and distribution - how will delivery of wine change by 2025?

The Future of Wine Forum: Logistics and distribution - how will delivery of wine change by 2025?

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Low carbon innovation can help wine businesses reach and keep loyal, a whole new group of customers. Similarly a technology enabled business that features and promotes sustainable producers at low cost can prove both economically and socially/environmentally viable. In this session two entrepreneurs with disruptive business models discuss the future of wine delivery, in an interactive dialogue, with audience participation.

Speakers:

  • Anton Mann, owner, Xisto Wines

  • Richard Ellison, founder and buyer, Wanderlust Wine

Moderator:

  • Richard Bampfield MW
The Future of Wine Forum: Social issues in wine - how to define, and tackle real and potential labour abuses

The Future of Wine Forum: Social issues in wine - how to define, and tackle real and potential labour abuses

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

Are social issues in the vineyard an “Elephant in the room” for the wine industry? Well not so much any more given recent news, from modern slavery in Europe to labour challenges in South Africa and across Italy. In this session our panelists discuss how a wine business can consider supply chain social issues, from grape pickers to other vineyard workers, to contract labour and other areas.

Speakers:

  • Anna Chilton, wine and sustainable supply chains expert
  • Zachary Kiarie, Fairtrade Africa Southern Africa Network
  • Sue Daniels, winemaker, Marks & Spencer

Moderator:

  • Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine
The Future of Wine Forum: In the vineyard - small producers on key lessons learned, opportunities and pitfalls

The Future of Wine Forum: In the vineyard - small producers on key lessons learned, opportunities and pitfalls

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

In this breakout session our panelists, three very different vineyard managers, discuss different perspectives on sustainable vineyard management.

Speakers:

  • Sally Evans, owner and winemaker, Château George 7
  • Will Davenport, owner and winemaker, Davenport Vineyards
  • Diana Snowden Seysses, owner and winemaker, Snowden Vineyards, winemaker, Domaine Dujac

Moderator:

  • Jasper Morris MW
The Future of Wine Forum: Proliferation or consolidation - what is the future of certification in wine?

The Future of Wine Forum: Proliferation or consolidation - what is the future of certification in wine?

December 15, 2020

The Future of Wine Forum, 26-27 November 2020

If certification is really about claims being made, assurance is vital to support them. The wine industry, which has a long history of guarding terms and appellations, now has a confusing array of claims all over the market. It should welcome a Gold Standard with rigorous auditing and certification. Our panelists discuss how certification should evolve to tackle consumer label confusion, what we want to encourage with certification, how it can be used to create the right incentives and business case for producers, and more.

Speakers:

  • Kim Forsberg, sustainability manager, Vingruppen i Norden (wine importer)
  • Marcus Ihre, sustainability manager, Systembolaget AB (Sweden's alcohol monopoly)
  • Sue Daniels, winemaker, Marks & Spencer
  • Stefano Stefanucci, director, Equalitas s.r.l.
  • Francesco Ricasoli, owner and CEO, Castello di Brolio

Moderator:

  • Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine
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