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Q&A: Sebastián Tramón, Viñedos Emiliana

Chile’s Viñedos Emiliana is the world’s largest producer of organic wine, and was the first in the country to go fully biodynamic. Here, the company’s sustainability manager, Sebastián Tramón, tells db about the firm’s ethos and ambitions.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 new products: December 2016

The last new products roundup of 2016 saw an eclectic mix of alcoholic offers, from an organic South African duo of wines and a spirit made from birch sap to a £16,000 Scotch.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 buildings built with booze bottles

In a world of waste any attempt to reduce and reuse should be applauded, which makes the following bottle-based constructions not only impressive works of art, but eco-friendly landmarks.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Yuengling to payout $10m over water pollution claims

Yuengling, the oldest brewing company in the US, has agreed to pay almost US$10 million to settle water pollution charges at two of its breweries in Pennsylvania.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Campaign to stop Douro dam gathers pace

Campaigners have a issued rallying cry for support to help stop a dam from being built across the Douro Valley, as the €162 million project nears completion.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Chilean winery opens first biogas plant to run on harvest waste

Chilean wine producer VSPT Group has opened a biogas plant that runs using waste from its own harvest – the first winery to do so.

Friday, April 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Europe’s largest wine bottling facility expands

Europe’s largest wine warehouse and distribution centre just got bigger, with a sixth bottling line allowing it to now fill 1,200 bottles of wine every minute.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 1 Comment »

Molson Coors fined £100k for polluting river

Brewer Molson Coors’ UK arm has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £30,000 after it was found guilty of polluting a river in Hampshire.

Monday, March 21st, 2016 2 Comments »

Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house

Champagne Drappier has laid claim to being the first Champagne house to reduce its carbon footprint to zero after a 10-year effort.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

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 »

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