April 22, 2021
In the wine industry, many steps are being taken across the wine growing regions of the world to improve methods involved in wine production, not only to reduce the CO2 impact, but also to lessen the impact on the environment from winegrowing. One of these methods is regenerative agriculture, which falls under this year’s World Earth Day pillar of “Food and Environment”.
April 15, 2021
Carbon capture is the process of separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial and energy-related sources, capturing CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. This technology has presented a unique opportunity for winemakers to capture, clean and compress excess CO2 either for their own reuse for carbonated wines or to sell it to other industries.
April 1, 2021
Having made it through over a year of some form of restrictions and with light at the end of the tunnel, now more than ever, we’re in need of some light-hearted comic relief. Done well, April Fools' campaigns can be a great exercise in brand building with a twist, reaching new audiences and improving engagement.
March 29, 2021
It’s easy to forget that for a website to run, a server somewhere needs a fair bit of power. If the internet were a country, it would be the seventh worst polluter in the world. Marketing Exec, Josephine, shares how and why we've decided to become a certified 'CO2 Neutral Website'.
March 18, 2021
In celebration of Global Recycling Day, Garçon Wines' Sustainability Lead, Mike Wilson, takes a deeper dive into recycling, how Garçon Wines plays our part, and what the future of this process looks like.
April 8, 2020
This BIG English Wine Good Friday, we thought we’d share a few English wineries producing wine in a thoughtful and environmentally sustainable way so that you can support your local producers and make eco-friendly choices: a win-win for the planet and the industry!
January 22, 2020
January 2020 signposts not only a new year but a new decade, a decade in which the latest UNEP report warns that failure to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by a mammoth 7.6% each year will thwart our ambition to remain within the vital 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.
October 17, 2019
With an increasing number of UK festivals striving to be more sustainable with the materials they choose, now more than ever has it become a necessity to ensure that the right materials are being used responsibly, taking into account ease of recyclability after use as well as the carbon footprint.
August 12, 2019
The continued growth in ecommerce retail sales is both a challenge and an opportunity for many businesses. Yet, when it comes to wine ecommerce, sales are relatively small in comparison: online sales account for around only 4% of the total off-trade wine volumes in western Europe.
March 7, 2018
Throughout history, women have been erroneously associated with excesses of wine. It is understandable that after all these restraints, women are still a minority in the world of wine, but during recent years, the presence of women has grown enormously.
February 7, 2018
New archaeological studies have changed our ideas about where and when was wine first made from grapes. The first non-grape wine we know about so far was produced in the Henan province, in China. It was made from rice, honey and an unknown fruit.
January 24, 2018
If you’ve never tasted Eiswein, or as it’s called in North America, Icewine, you should sample it. It isn’t wine with ice, as the name might suggest, but wine made from grapes which were left on the vines well after other grapes were harvested. Grapes for Eiswein are picked when the first frost’s frozen them
November 29, 2017
How do you like your wine to be secured, with a cork or a screw cap? There are pros and cons to each. Let’s find out about them.
November 1, 2017
More than ever we're harnessing the power of the internet to complete as many tasks as possible. For the wine industry, when you combine this with the known merits of direct to consumer sales, the expected growth forecast is massive.
October 18, 2017
A poll recently commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) showed that now, 60% of the UK’s adults are wine drinkers and wine is the most popular alcoholic beverage. On average, it’s estimated that there are more than 30 million regular wine drinkers across the country.