June 25, 2021
What is it about rosé wine as a category that has captured the hearts and wallets of millennials and more? What is the difference between mass and premium rosé, and how much of it is purely branding versus a result of its grape growing and winemaking? Victoria, our resident DipWSET student and Commercial Strategy Lead, answers all this and more in her blog celebrating International Rosé Day.
June 5, 2021
Celebrated every year on the 5th June, World Environment Day provides an opportunity for people all around the world to showcase their efforts in helping restore the natural world. only with healthy ecosystems can the livelihoods of billions be improved, can we help fight the climate crisis and bring about a stop to the collapse of biodiversity.
May 27, 2021
In honour of International Chardonnay Day, DipWSET student and Commercial Strategy Lead, Victoria Kwok, takes us on a journey of discovery about the second most planted white wine grape variety.
May 25, 2021
A new tax on some types of plastic packaging is set to come into force in the UK in April 2022. After speaking with Jim McClelland for an article about the Plastic Packaging Tax, published in Raconteur’s ‘Future of Plastics’, we caught up with our CEO, Santiago Navarro, about the tax’s upside and shortcomings, and his insights on areas for improvement.
May 21, 2021
When, on occasion, the weather perks up in the UK, breaking bread and enjoying a glass of wine with friends and family, is one of life’s simple pleasures. Shatterproof, lightweight and compact, the flat bottle comes into its own when out and about.
May 7, 2021
In celebration of Sauvignon Blanc Day, Operations Executive and former head chef Camilla shares more about this very versatile and highly regarded grape variety known for its forthright flavour profile with typical notes of a citrus, herbaceous character.
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.