Alternative Packaging: Everything But Glass

Alternative packaging in the wine industry promotes climate benefits. What possibilities are there to replace the emission-intensive disposable glass? Vincent Messmer reports.

Reading time: 7m 30s

Do-It-Yourself Organic Certification

A South American producer believes the blockchain can make it possible for wineries to demonstrate their organic credentials, rather than going through a certification body.

Reading time: 1m 30s

Portugal’s Alentejo Rises to the Climate Challenge

Alentejo’s big sustainability efforts are starting to provide a competitive edge for wine producers who have obtained third-party certification from their WASP (Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme) membership. Barnaby Eales reports.

Reading time: 6m 45s 

The View from Geisenheim: Sustainable Wine Tourism

Results of a worldwide survey

Why doing a survey on wine tourism and sustainability? Both topics have a huge economic importance and both have further potential. Wine tourism is a fast-growing market. Sustainability is one of the challenges we need to solve most urgently. In a joint study, Prof. Dr. Gergely Szolnoki, Dr. Maximilian Tafel and Anne-Christin Stelter (Hochschule Geisenheim University) as well as Niklas Ridoff and Calle Nilsson (WineTourism.com) bring these two aspects together and asked how to implement sustainable wine tourism successfully.

Reading time: 6m 10s

Wine Joins Forces With Olives and Wheat to Counter Climate Change

Sogrape R&D chief Antonio Graça reveals details of the EU-financed MED-GOLD research project to help three agricultural sectors. 

In an exclusive interview, Antonio Graça spoke to Meininger’s at length about the potential of genotype selection in combating climate change, gene-editing, the role of wild yeasts in terroir character and robot tasters – and MED-GOLD, the climate research project that brings together wine, wheat and olives. Robert Joseph provides a brief summary.

Reading time: 3 minutes 

Science and the Future of the Wine Industry - The Long Read

Interview with Antonio Graça of Sogrape

In this exclusive lengthy interview with Antonio Graça head of Research and Development at Sogrape, Meininger’s editor at large, Robert Joseph picked his brain about topics ranging from Portuguese and international grape varieties, to gene-editing, the role of wild yeasts in terroir character, robot tasters – and his latest climate research project that brings together wine, wheat and olives.

Reading time: 17m 55s

 

The 2022 ProWein Report: the Mood of the Global Industry. A Green Future?

Every year, Geisenheim University launches an online survey of the wine industry and produces a report for ProWein. Robert Joseph reports.

Reading time: 3m 35s

New international sustainability organisation sets ambitious goals

A group of global players want to develop a worldwide standard. This is welcome, says Alexandra Wrann, but the task may not be straightforward.
 

200 sustainability seals at once

The Austrian association Vinea Wachau wants to be the first association to be certified sustainable.