Parducci Wine Cellars, America's first carbon-neutral winery, announced on Thursday its conversion to 100 percent solar and wind power. The oldest family-owned winery in Northern California's Medocino County will be supplementing its on-site solar
When we last ranted about the government-owned Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)a commenter asked "Canada still has government-run liquor stores? What year is this? 1935?" Well we do, because they make billions and won't give it up. They pretend to
Because sales of alcoholic beverages are still strictly controlled in Sweden, it's easy for the state's System Bolaget stores to measure how much organic beer, wine and hard spirits have grown in popularity in the last year.
We may soon forget about Three Ways To Piss Off The French, as this French export-by-sail venture makes it easy to race past the hybrid-vehicle ruminations, to some low-carbon French wines shipped on a 111-year old sailing vessel.
Cabernet Franc is the good stuff, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Wine grapes, be they Cabernet Franc or Pinot Noir, contain high concentrations of polyphenols in their skins. The study found
TreeHugger has been appalled by PET bottled minis before, sold to yobs at soccer games so that they can't bean the players with heavier bottles. One would think that someone like Francis Ford Coppola, with the brains to make classics like Apocalypse
A new study analyzing transportation methods including container ships, trucks, and planes suggests East Coasters should take home the bottle from Bordeaux--not the Napa Valley tipple. Using an imaginary line running down Ohio, wine blogger Tyler
While drinking organic wines is one of TreeHugger's favorite ways to enjoy the fruits of the earth without harming the planet, wine an its derivatives are good for so much more. Here are some of our picks that go beyond simply drinking the sweet
Americans like their liquor hard and their biofuel subsidy business grain based. In Europe, they subsidize their grape growers to fill wine lakes of unwanted plonk. The European Union is buying 693,376 hectolitres (18,027,776 gallons or 93,744,435
When it comes to Clif Bar we’re usually covering their energy products in addition to the sustainable principles of the company. But while flipping through a recent issue of Outside Magazine, we noticed they had a blurb, not about the latest and
While it may not win you any elegance points at your next big soiree, serving your wine in plastic bottles should help burnish your green credentials. Sainsbury's, a chain of supermarkets in the U.K., has just announced that it plans on selling wine in
We love organics, but grape farmers have to get rid of the weeds somehow. One can do it manually with lots of labour; one can hose them with herbicides. Or, thanks to research by Morgan Doran at the University of California at Davis, One can let sheep
A newsletter that tries to find a new homes for used building materials isn't the first place some designers would look for materials, but it works for Cliff Spencer. The Los Angeles-based designer was intrigued by a Napa Valley winery's offer of used
No longer dealing just with ghosts but a whole new kind of terroir, Dan Aykroyd is opening a winery in Niagara, Ontario. He apparently got into wine (probably in great quantities) while making the Blues Brothers, and is now into quality, so he and
Wine-making, meet renewable energy production: a team of undergraduate engineering students from Oregon State University has developed an environmentally friendly, biodegradable polymer derived from biodiesel and wine-making byproducts that could
This would be a good time for commiserating with friends over lunch with a glass of wine. How to keep the Chardonnay cool while waiting for them to arrive? A terracotta wine cooler works nicely. As you might guess from the picture, this is ancient