We live in times of great morality. Times in which war is waged on plastic straws, invasions into slaughterhouses are streamed onto our social media feeds and a single documentary on Netflix can stop you from ever eating a burger again, unless it’s grown out of a Petri dish, that is.
Consumer habits are changing like never before as a result, and the good news is that there is definitely something for everyone. However, it can be hard to wade through the dietary debates and the geographic jargon to find out exactly what you want to change or support, for yourself or your surroundings. So, today we’re going to help you do that with that one thing we all know and love: wine.
While many winemakers are some of the most passionate about environmental causes, partly due to their close relationship and dependence on the earth, the wine industry on the whole, is ironically quite behind in terms of getting this across. There are many initiatives and certifications flying around in the wine world that are often hard to tell apart, that’s if they’ve not gone right over one’s head entirely.
The holy trinity of ecological viticulture are so named: Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic. While there is much overlap within each method, there are subtle differences in process and ethos that lead to different benefits both personal and global.