Tag: viticulture

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

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to take is then to work organically and thus completely exclude

A device to release pheromones for sexual confusion in the vineyard, Faugeres, Languedoc

Biocontrol in the vineyard, a natural alternative

Biological control (biocontrol), or sustainable plant protection, is used more and more in the wine industry. It is, of course, a consequence of the fact that organic and sustainable viticulture is becoming more common. Biocontrol

Tu vin plus aux soirées, vin de france, Fabien Jouves, a natural wine word-play label

Natural wine – what is it? | part 6

What is natural wine? Are there rules? Is it good or weird? The concept of natural wine has emerged in recent years. It has been covered in media and bated. Many people have never drunk

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

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

Cordon simple pruning

Large-scale viticulture, how does it work?

How is it possible for some wines to cost so little? Is it about mass production, about advanced industrialization? A new project run by Anivin de France, the association of producers of Vin de France,

Champagne bottles that are organic, "bio"

French consumers buy more and more organic wine

Organic wines are becoming more and more popular with French wine consumers. 48% of them would like to see a larger range of organic wines in the stores where they normally buy wine. The fact

A vine suffering from Phylloxera vastatrix

Phylloxera discovered in Washington State

Walla Walla, a well-known wine region in Washington State, was believed to be exempt from the vine louse (phylloxera vastatrix). Therefore, the recent discovery of the louse that is so dangerous to the vines dealt

Chat Fou 2016, Côtes du Rhône, vin artisanal et naturel

(New?) rules for natural wines?

Natural wine is here to stay. And although the EU has said that there will be no official rules for this category, it does not prevent private groups from setting up their own. As, for

Vineyard in Bordeaux with grass and grass removed

Corsican wine region bans glyphosate

The discussion about the future of glyphosate continues. It is very contested if glyphosate is dangerous or not at all dangerous (when properly used). In 2022, it will again be on the EU agenda, until

Vineyard landscape in the Languedoc

Languedoc in great need of irrigation

The department of Hérault accounts for a large part of Languedoc’s wine production. A wine production that may be in danger if they do not increase the irrigation area, they worry. At present, almost 35,000

Glera grapes ready to be harvested in the Prosecco region in Italy

Resistant grape varieties spark debate

The vine is in many ways a robust plant that can withstand difficult conditions and drought. But it has weaknesses. One is that it is prone to fungal diseases. No vineyard can survive without spraying.

Drip irrigation in a vineyard in Chile

How best to irrigate a vineyard

If drought is a recurring feature of the weather, then the wine growers become experts in handling it. This is the case, for example, in South Africa. Here they have learned how to optimize irrigation

A vine suffering from Phylloxera vastatrix

Phylloxera strikes in Australia

When we talk about countries with non-grafted vines, most people think of Chile, the only country in the world that is completely free from phylloxera, the small wine louse that infects the wine roots and

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to

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

Chat Fou 2016, Côtes du Rhône, vin artisanal et naturel

(New?) rules for natural wines?

Natural wine is here to stay. And although the EU has said that there will be no official rules for this category, it does not

Vineyard in Bordeaux with grass and grass removed

Corsican wine region bans glyphosate

The discussion about the future of glyphosate continues. It is very contested if glyphosate is dangerous or not at all dangerous (when properly used). In

Drip irrigation in a vineyard in Chile

How best to irrigate a vineyard

If drought is a recurring feature of the weather, then the wine growers become experts in handling it. This is the case, for example, in

A vine suffering from Phylloxera vastatrix

Phylloxera strikes in Australia

When we talk about countries with non-grafted vines, most people think of Chile, the only country in the world that is completely free from phylloxera,

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