Winemaking's sensible, and sustainable, future

Over the past 20 years there has been a big increase in the acceptance, production and desire for organic wines. While one of the reasons people buy organic wines is health risks, which are debatable, many choose them for environmental reasons.

Organic viticulture has a relatively simple set of rules that prohibit the use of chemical fertilisers, synthetic pesticides and herbicides. While some of those things certainly improve the environment, it shouldn't stop there.

I have written before about the complexities hidden behind a simple division of wines into organic and conventional and argued that the separating line is pretty hazy.

In countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand there has been a 'Sustainable ...

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