Category Archives: Sustainability

Sustainability and the value of customer knowledge

I was thinking that perhaps y’all were getting tired of my blogging on sustainability.  But in the two weeks since my last sustainability post, a whole bunch of people have downloaded the back label I posted.  So there must be … Continue reading

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Why sustainability labeling is hard to find

In the last post, I wrote about two surveys on sustainable winemaking and why their overall conclusions might have to be taken with a grain of salt.  But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some interesting things to learn. What intrigued … Continue reading

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Another winter, more about sustainability

Winter is downtime for most winemakers.  That’s why many of the major winemaking conferences are scheduled January – March, at least in North America.  Lots of presentations of information on the wine industry, the wine economy, and other wine-y topics … Continue reading

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Sustaining our wine, Part Two

Way back in 2012, I wrote a post about sustainability and wine. I had promised a second one but I got distracted by life and too many bright, shiny objects. Four years later, I’ve decided to get back around to … Continue reading

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First Vine Wine Topics

Back before we started blogging, first vine was sending weekly e-mails with a recipe and a wine pairing.  And occasionally a discussion of a particular wine topic.  The more informational e-mails are now here on the blog as First Vine … Continue reading

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Sustaining our wine, Part One

Before you get lost in the weeds of this very long blog post, a few points: 1)      This is the first of two parts on sustainability and winemaking.  In this post, I’m looking at sustainability in general, and how organizations … Continue reading

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