Tag Archives: Climate change

• Quebec wineries basking in warm, dry summer weather

Quebec wineries basking in warm, dry summer weather

Simon Naud’s family farm has seen some tough times but now, in a happy by-product of climate change, his winery in the Eastern Townships is having another bountiful year. Quebec wines in general are expecting another strong crop yield because of the warmer and drier summer, he said. For the third straight year the wines […]

• Climate Change Has California Vintners Rethinking Grapes

Climate Change Has California Vintners Rethinking Grapes

Prime California wine country areas like the Napa Valley could soon be facing rising temperatures, according to climate change studies. So some wineries are thinking of switching to grapes that are better suited to a warmer climate. But when vineyards have staked their reputations on certain wines, adapting to climate change is a tough sell. […]

• Miguel Torres signs up 1,000 wineries to climate protection pledge

Miguel Torres signs up 1,000 wineries to climate protection pledge

Spanish wine giant and climate change activist Miguel Torres has received the backing from over 1,000 Spanish wineries to help combat climate change. Industry luminaries such as Pablo Alvarez of Vega Sicilia signed the Barcelona Declaration, featuring 10 measures wineries must take in order to produce wine sustainably, last Thursday at the town hall in […]

• The Fight to Save Wine from Extreme Weather

The Fight to Save Wine from Extreme Weather

If there were any climate-change doubters in the wine industry, it seems they are now as rare as a 1921 Château d’Yquem. As the third annual World Conference on Climate Change and Wine gets underway April 13-14 in Marbella, Spain, the debate seems to be settled, and a new evolution in mentalities is taking place. […]

• Save the environment: drink warm beer

Save the environment: drink warm beer

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. delivered a simple message in its first report on corporate sustainability this week. Save the environment: drink warm beer. The report presents a detailed analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions that are generated in the retail sale of alcohol. Some startling facts are revealed that suggest consuming less alcohol would […]

• Shout-out to 7 carbon-neutral wineries around the world

Shout-out to 7 carbon-neutral wineries around the world

Earth-friendly vino Photo: Tinhorn Creek – Canada’s First Carbon Neutral Winery Are you a green oenophiliac (sic)? A sustainable sommelier? Can you think of no better way to put the chill on global warming than with a tall glass of riesling? If so, then you know there are few things in life better than a […]

• Chile: Figuring out wine's carbon footprint

Chile: Figuring out wine's carbon footprint

Vineyards are beginning to figure out how much fine wines contribute to climate change. SANTIAGO, Chile — The path from vine to wine is easy to trace: grapes are grown, harvested, fermented and then bottled and shipped around the world. The environmental cost of that undertaking is harder to measure. But Chilean wine makers have […]

• Kofi Annan to give keynote address to Climate Change & Wine Congress

Kofi Annan to give keynote address to Climate Change & Wine Congress

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is to deliver the keynote address at the third Climate Change and Wine Congress, to be held in Spain next April. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is due to close the first day of the two-day conference with a 90-minute speech on ‘Sustainability, climate change and the corporate world’. More […]

'Crop Forcing' Can Delay Winegrape Ripening

'Crop Forcing' Can Delay Winegrape Ripening

Vineyard trials testing the concept of “crop forcing” to shift grape ripening to the cooler part of the growing season for improved fruit quality could provide benefits not only for established warm climate grapegrowing regions, but could also be a future tool to address global climate change. Photo: Berries on crop forced Cabernet Sauvignon vines […]

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