Monday, May 29, 2017

Snapshot on New Zealand: A Day in the Vineyards

May 13, 2009 by  

By LIZ LEWIS I’m not a bad photographer. But I’m not a great one either. So when the opportunity arose to take part in a photographic workshop focusing on vineyards and wineries, I jumped at the chance. Living in the heart of a wine region, it’s easy to just hop into the car and head […]

Working New Zealand Wineries.

January 15, 2009 by  

by LIZ LEWIS Clean. Green. Extreme. That’s how New Zealand is often summed up by those who have visited. With it’s breathtaking scenery, adrenalin pumping activities, and easy access to both sea and mountains, New Zealand is the ideal travel destination. It is also home to a thriving wine making industry that is always on […]

The Green Movement: Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable Viticulture…too often it’s about bragging rights

January 14, 2009 by  

by JOHN K SOSNOWY from Wine Peeps Having spent over thirty years of my adult life intimately involved in agriculture, I understand from hands-on experience that the vineyard should not be a chemical plant. Good soil should not be over-fertilized, and vines should not be bombarded with fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides. I also believe that […]

Biodynamic Wines and Holiday Meals: Balance for Your Palate and Planet

January 13, 2009 by  

  by JACQUELINE CHURCH from Carrie&Danielle Picking wines for the next holiday meal? Consider Biodynamic and organic wines. No compromises necessary. What are Biodynamic Wines? Rudolph Steiner (founder of Waldorf Schools) began Biodynamic agriculture in 1928 in Europe. Today, Biodynamic viticulture continues to treat the entire farm as an organism seeking balance. Harmony with nature, […]

Solving The Carbon Footprint Crisis While Keeping The Booze Flowing

January 12, 2009 by  

by PHILIP WHITE from drinkster Bacchus only knows just how far The Wine Supply Chain Council  is willing to go to ensure wine drinkers make less of a mess of the global environment, but they’re having another talkfest in Melbourne next week. The shocking condition of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin, with the cruel extant fact of […]

Oregon Wineries Taking the Carbon Neutral Challenge.

January 11, 2009 by  

Oregon wineries are aiming to go carbon neutral. The Oregon Environmental Council and the Oregon Wine Board have teamed up to develop an initiative to help the wineries reduce and even, hopefully, eliminate their carbon footprints.