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Thursday 11 February 2016

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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 »

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 »

Scotch trade makes steady progress on green targets

The Scotch whisky industry is “on course” to meet environmental targets, despite increasing its energy use by 14% and decreasing its greenhouse gas emissions by just 1% since 2008, according to a report by the SWA.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Fetzer achieves top environmental mark

California’s Fetzer Vineyards has become the largest winery in the world to achieve B Corp Certification, an organisation that rewards companies for “using their business as a force for good”.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

UK Fairtrade wine sales at ‘all-time high’

Sales of Fairtrade wines in the UK increased by 9% in 2014, demonstrating the category’s growing strength, according to a report by UK retailer The Co-op.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Five Chilean biodynamic and organic wines

The natural winemaking movement might be flourishing in Chile, but biodynamic and organic practices are its starting point. Here we round up a selection of the best.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

db Green Award winners 2015

Producers, retailers, suppliers and logistic firms alike received worthy recognition for their exemplary ecological initiatives at this year’s annual Drinks Business Green Awards.

Wednesday, May 27th, 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 »

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