Daily Wine News: Alternative Packaging

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Garçon Wines’ answer to a wine bottle that has a lower carbon footprint.

In SevenFifty Daily, Betsy Andrews dives deep into the eco-packaging innovations that aim to shrink the carbon footprint of wine, spirits and beer. “The drinks media has tended to focus on earth-friendly production. But the biggest burp of CO2 comes afterwards, in the glass bottle production and shipping that comprises from 51 percent to as much as 68 percent of wine’s carbon footprint… For the sake of the planet and, and in the eyes of new generations of consumers, the solutions can’t come soon enough.”

In an open letter published by the Drinks Business, Stephen Cronk of Domaine Mirabeau opens up about the Provence wildfire that swept through his estate last week and speaks of the urgent need to act now to mitigate the effects of climate change. “A vital conversation needs to be held about how forests can be managed better, without exposing these huge carbon capturing surfaces to being such an uncontrollable fire risk, where one catastrophic event will undo years of natural growth cycles.”

In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich offers an update on the wildfires burning through wineries and vineyards in Provence.

Federica Boffa found herself thrust into the legendary Barolo winery’s driving seat after the death of her father, Pio Boffa. Tom Hyland profiles the “New Boss” in Wine-Searcher.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Elaine Chukan Brown pens an essay about how Caribou soup and life on the tundra prepared her for a career in wine.

Elin McCoy highlights eight places to taste wine in California in Bloomberg.

Meg Maker explores whole cluster fermentation in the Drop.

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