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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Environment

Winemaker acquitted over refusal to spray vines

A Burgundian winemaker charged with refusing to spray his vines to prevent the spread of disease has been cleared due to an administrative technicality.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Council turns seized alcohol into electricity

A UK council is taking a proactive approach to dealing with counterfeit and illegal alcohol by turning it into electricity.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 eco-conscious drinks groups

Ahead of our upcoming January issue that welcomes in the new year with a look at green initiatives in the drinks trade, here we round up 10 producers and companies taking ecology seriously.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 ways to reuse a wine bottle

If you are anything like the db team, it won’t take long to amass a collection of empty wine bottles. Put them to good use with these top upcycling tips.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 2 Comments »

Is climate change altering wine tastes?

Climate change is altering the tastes of wine drinkers, encouraging them to prefer intense, higher alcohol wines, according to research by Naked Wines.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Natural botrytis-killing product licenced

A British company is on the cusp of commercialising an all-natural product that can kill the grape fungus botrytis and is harmless to the honey bee.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 12 Comments »

Paul Hobbs faces fines for environmental ‘vandalism’

US winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs is potentially facing multi-million dollar fines for cutting down trees on protected land in order to plant a vineyard.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Environment has ‘profound’ effect on taste

The environment in which you experience a wine has a “profound” effect on how you will perceive it to taste, according to an Oxford University professor.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

db reveals shortlist for Green Awards 2013

The shortlist for db’s Green Awards has been announced with companies from Spain, the US, New Zealand and South Africa featuring.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Miguel Torres

Spanish wine giant Miguel Torres on his regrets that he wasn’t more patient with his father, having Al Gore round to dinner, and his treasured medieval castle.

Friday, August 17th, 2012 No Comments »

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