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A new report published by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory predicts wine production could decrease by 80 percent by the turn of the century. The report examined the vulnerability of the global wine industry to temperature fluctuations and climate change.
Patrick Spencer, the director of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance encourages wine producers to choose real corks to stopper wine bottles as opposed to using synthetic or aluminum alternatives. The long-term environmentally friendly effects are motivators for wine producers seeking to join the sustainable trend sweeping through the wine world.
In keeping with the general “Go Green” movement, demand for natural or organic wines are increasing. To be a natural wine, the viticulturist cannot use any chemicals in the vineyard, the grapes must be hand-harvested, and the wine itself must be made with natural yeasts and little to no sulfur, and unfiltered. The attraction of [...]