Rethinking Our Use of Wine Cartons

Carboard is widely used in the wine industry in order to transport our wine bottles safely. Despite its importance, it doesn’t usually attract enough attention from us.

Mainly produced from paperboard a thick paper-based material, cartons cannot be recycled indefinitely, so reusable options are now on the rise so as to develop innovative packaging ideas with a focus on two key objectives: rethinking and reusing.

Biodegradable, Compostable, and Degradable Explained

When it comes to terminology around new materials, procedures, etc, especially in the sustainability sector everything can seem confusing.
The terms biodegradable, compostable, and degradable are great examples of this, not only in the wine industry, but in any other sector.
It is essential not only to understand adequately these terms, but also used them correctly.
Considering the huge level on information in the world, we need to be able to interpret it properly to know which questions we need to ask to get to the right conclusions.

The Real Impact of Climate Change on Wine

Climate change is affecting masively the agriculture around the world. The wine industry is no exception, as grapes are very sensitive to high temperatures. Unfortunately, temperatures are forecast to keep rising during this century, exerting an increasingly negative impact on the wine and grape sector. We have a shared responsibility, whether we’re big or small players, to not only control and monitor, but also work together in reducing our carbon footprint and the global warming it causes.

Why Does Greenwashing Still Exist?

Photography: Jordy Meow/ Pixabay In recent months, we have seen a growing number of articles and press releases about the European Commission’s decision to introduce measures aimed at obliging companies to provide scientific evidence to support the environmental and sustainability claims they make about their products. In an effort to facilitate informed environmental decisions on…

What Do We Really Know About Carbon Insetting in the Wine Industry?

The term insetting generally refers to how a company neutralises emissions along its own supply chain.
It is gaining momentum as a tool to neutralise industrial emissions, but also because it
helps companies reach other goals in areas such as improving biodiversity, ecosystems, and livelihoods for communities they work with.
However, robust methodologies and verification steps are required to ensure the credibility of insetting projects.

Are Animals a Crucial Ingredient for Vineyards and Ecosystems?

According to current studies, the use of grazing animals in vineyards is a vineyard management tool that complements regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming practices. The use of grazing animals also have a bearing on soil quality helping to improve the level of organic matter. This makes it possible to mitigate climate change, and make the wine sector more resilient.