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Environment

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 »

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 »

Bacardi bans straws and stirrers

Bacardi has banned plastic straws and stirrers from its company events in an effort to reduce waste.

Friday, April 1st, 2016 1 Comment »

Wine grapes ‘can combat climate change’

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is investigating ways to use grape marc to reduce livestock methane emissions – thought to be a major cause of global warming.

Wednesday, March 9th, 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 »

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 3 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 »

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