Tag: organic

Cava Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva 2018, organic sparkling wine from Penedes, Catalonia, Spain

All Cava Superior will be organic by 2025

The DO Cava appellation in Spain has decided that from 2025, organic certification will be mandatory for cavas de guarda superior, the higher quality of cava. This category includes cavas reserva (with at least 18

Label on a wine bottle with New Zealand Certified Sustainable Winegrowing

“Sustainability”, the flavour-of-the-month? | New Brief #219

It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days. We’ve recently been in at least three webinars on sustainability. Wine regions are announcing sustainability programmes. Wine producers and other wine industry companies (retailers, for example)

Torres's Tremp vineyards high in the mountains in upper Catalonia

Regenerative agriculture, a new term to learn

Organic, biodynamic, sustainable and now also regenerative agriculture. Are all just variations of the same theme? Torres, the producer from Catalonia who is also an environmental warrior, organized a symposium on regenerative agriculture earlier this

Taking a walk in the vineyard in Vallee de l'Agly, Roussillon

The future of organic wines | part 8 | Britt on Forbes

Predicting the future of organic wines may seem easy. The number of certified hectares is steadily increasing in Europe. Small wine growers convert, as well as famous Bordeaux chateaux. Consumers increasingly buy organic wines. Bulk

Label on a wine bottle with sign HVE, Haute Valeur Environnementale

Towards a more sustainable monopoly

Customers want to make sustainable choices, and therefore Systembolaget (the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) will introduce its own sustainability label in 2022. This was announced by Ulf Sjödin, category manager at Systembolaget, during a digital

Vineyards and mountains in the dramatic Vallee de l'Agly, Roussillon

Sustainable wines, what is it? | part 7

Making wine environmentally friendly is seen by many today as a matter of course. However, the extent to which producers are involved in the environment varies, not least depending on their financial situation. Sustainable viticulture

Organic certification on a Chilean wine, CL-BIO-010 is the certifying organisation (not the rule-setter)

Emiliana plants more organic wine in Chile

Emiliana in Chile, one of the world’s largest organic and biodynamic wine producers, is expanding. A completely new vineyard of almost 300 hectares, previously uncultivated land, will be planted in the Maule region. The grapes

The EU leaf and the organic certifying organisation code FR-BIO-13 Agriculture France

Is it cheating to mix organic and conventional farming?

Demand for organic wine is increasing in France and also in Bordeaux. Wine merchants in Bordeaux have a hard time finding enough organic wine to meet demand. Bernard Farges, chairman of the Bordeaux producers’ organisation

A vineyard with plenty of weed and flowers in spring, La Clape, Languedoc

Organic wines in a video master class with WineEd

Organic wine is becoming increasingly popular. Many consumers look for it and many producers convert to become organic. But what is it really, organic wine? On this web conference video masterclass we explain what it

AB Agriculture Biologique vin bio label on a bottle

Organic certification | part 4

Although organic farming is increasing, it is still what we call conventional agriculture that dominates, where you can use synthetic chemical products. Therefore, organic producers need to be able to prove that they work organically

Sign at a winery that has an organic certification

Organic wine: in the wine cellar | part 3

We often hear organic wine growers saying that the organic way of thinking should continue in the cellar. But what does that mean? The rules for organic wine in the cellar has to do with

Vineyard workers pruning, Vinedos y Bodega Filgueira, Montevideo, Uruguay

Organic viticulture, what is it really? | part 2

Advantages and difficulties of farming organically The environmental debate is not a black-and-white issue. Organic growers inspire conventional and sustainable winegrowers. Non-organic growers use many of the organic methods. At the same time, some of

Spring flowers in the Domaine Gayda vineyards

The EU presents ambitious plans for organic farming

At the end of 2019, the EU introduced a comprehensive environmental program called “The European Green Deal” to make EU agriculture sustainable. Now, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has announced certain goals that have been set up

Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian

Large increase in organic wines in Europe

Between 2012 and 2017, the organic wine surface increased dramatically in Europe. In Italy, it increased by 84% and in Spain by 32%. Italy now has 106,400 hectares of organic vineyards, of which 30% is

Moet & Chandon's gigantic winery outside Epernay, Champagne

Moët Hennessy bans herbicides in their own vineyards

Big headlines is a given when a giant like Moët-Hennessy announces that all of their vineyards in Champagne from 2020 will be managed without herbicides (weed-killers). The announcement was made at Vinexpo, which took place

A thermometer with a scale

Flash pasteurisation soon allowed for organic wines

In 2012, the EU introduced rules for organic vinification, 21 years after the rules for organic farming were established. Small changes have been made since then with regard to (mainly) additives. In 2021 further changes

Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian

Consumers demand more organic wine

Organic wine continues to increase its sales and market shares. Now, consumer demand drives the three largest wine countries, Italy, Spain and France, to increase their organic surface at a quicker pace, according to a

Bottles of organic (ekologiskt) wine in a shop

Does it cost more to be organic?

What does it really cost to convert to organic farming? It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but does not certify”. That’s not correct. The certification is a

A Diam 3 cork

Eco-friendly cork wins award

Every year, over 2 billion Diam corks are sold, so chances are you will now and then pull one out of your wine bottle. Diam Bouchage is a French company that 12 years ago introduced

Label on a wine bottle with sign HVE, Haute Valeur Environnementale

Towards a more sustainable monopoly

Customers want to make sustainable choices, and therefore Systembolaget (the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) will introduce its own sustainability label in 2022. This was announced

Organic certification on a Chilean wine, CL-BIO-010 is the certifying organisation (not the rule-setter)

Emiliana plants more organic wine in Chile

Emiliana in Chile, one of the world’s largest organic and biodynamic wine producers, is expanding. A completely new vineyard of almost 300 hectares, previously uncultivated

AB Agriculture Biologique vin bio label on a bottle

Organic certification | part 4

Although organic farming is increasing, it is still what we call conventional agriculture that dominates, where you can use synthetic chemical products. Therefore, organic producers

Vineyard workers pruning, Vinedos y Bodega Filgueira, Montevideo, Uruguay

Organic viticulture, what is it really? | part 2

Advantages and difficulties of farming organically The environmental debate is not a black-and-white issue. Organic growers inspire conventional and sustainable winegrowers. Non-organic growers use many

Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian

Consumers demand more organic wine

Organic wine continues to increase its sales and market shares. Now, consumer demand drives the three largest wine countries, Italy, Spain and France, to increase

Bottles of organic (ekologiskt) wine in a shop

Does it cost more to be organic?

What does it really cost to convert to organic farming? It is sometimes said that “certification is expensive so the producer X works organically but

A Diam 3 cork

Eco-friendly cork wins award

Every year, over 2 billion Diam corks are sold, so chances are you will now and then pull one out of your wine bottle. Diam

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