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Nov. 30, 2013 Issue  :  Features

From Compost to Cupcakes

Posted: November 30, 2013  By Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Books to Boost Your Green IQ: The Green Vine

Shannon Borg's new tome offers a jumping-on point for wine lovers interested in eco-friendly drinking

Posted: November 5, 2013  By Dana Nigro

When I first decided that how a wine is grown mattered to me as much as whether I enjoy the taste, I wished I had a handy reference that laid out all the environmentally friendly practices, certifications and wineries. Instead, I spent months reading books and websites, interviewing experts, tracking down certified or practicing producers, touring vineyards and wineries and poring over retail shelves. (See Green Revolutionaries.)

Washington wine writer, educator and sommelier Shannon Borg wanted the same thing when she started her journey, so she curated her own personal introduction to the topic, focusing on the U.S. West Coast. The result is The Green Vine, a nice stocking stuffer of a book for eco-minded foodies who want to learn more about wine or for wine lovers who've decided it's time to know more about sustainable, organic and biodynamic winegrowing.

News & Features  :  News

Oregon Shelves an Ambitious Green Wine Certification

OCSW is discontinued after initial support fades; Sustainable certification gains strength

Posted: November 5, 2013  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News & Features

Featured Winemaker: Álvaro Palacios

The Spanish explorer ventured into Priorat and Bierzo, bringing forgotten regions and grape varieties to new heights

Posted: October 29, 2013  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News & Features

Featured Winemaker: Michel Chapoutier

The Rhône's dynamic master of Hermitage has grown M. Chapoutier into a global success

Posted: October 28, 2013  By Dana Nigro

Oct. 15, 2013 Issue  :  News

Wildlife in Peril as Climate Change Shifts Winelands

Posted: October 15, 2013  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Green Talk

Green Talk: The Man Behind Whole Foods' Wine Department

Doug Bell chats about current trends in eco-friendly wine—and what America needs to catch up on

Posted: October 1, 2013  By Dana Nigro

June 30, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Fair-Trade Wine Brands Invest in Farmers

Posted: June 30, 2013  By Dana Nigro

May 31, 2013 Issue  :  News

Mandela Wines Launch in United States

Posted: May 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro, Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Is That Corn on Top of My Wine Bottle? Wineries Try New Plant-Based Packaging, Part 2

Trinchero rolls out a compostable capsule

Posted: May 14, 2013  By Dana Nigro

In my last post, I discussed the dilemma that eco-oriented wineries face when it comes to stoppering their bottles: Corks, which are natural and renewable, or screw-caps and synthetics, which can be more reliable? The same potential conflict between sustainability and efficiency crops up with the foil and plastic capsules that top bottles.

Some wineries eschew the capsule altogether, maybe opting for a little foil or wax top over a natural cork, but then miss out on a branding opportunity. Now, however, a wine-industry supplier has brought a new option to the market.

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