ECO WINE Explained

From fossil fuel furnaces and gas-powered cars to eco-friendly heat pumps and electric bikes, the world is finding a new, green future – and wine is increasingly trying hard to be part of that transition. From conventional to sustainable to organic and biodynamic, wine growers are learning how to use new practices and products to reduce monoculture as well as the use of toxic chemicals, that decrease bird and bee populations and degrade soil health.

But as consumers find their choices widening, they are also getting confused. What do all the virtuous green terms mean? Not so long ago, in the pre-green preening era, wine was just wine, and the question was simply red, white or rosé. But today, eco-wine categories — sustainable, regenerative, organic and biodynamic — are the new lingo of wine.

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