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Kofi Annan calls on wine trade to tackle climate change

Published:  14 April, 2011

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan praised the efforts made by the wine industry in combating climate change, but called on the trade to innovate and invest in new technology.

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Climate change: Wineries need to 'put their money where their mouths are'

Published:  14 April, 2011

The world's major wineries need to start "putting their money where their mouths are" and take action on real measures to combat climate change, according to Pancho Campo MW, head of the The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


He was speaking at the end of the third World Congress on Climate Change & Wine held April 13-14 in Marbella and organised by The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


The key highlight of the show which attracted delegates from 40 countries was the address of former United Nations director general Kofi Annan.

 

He said the issue of climate change and the wine industry was inextricably linked. He urged all businesses, to Campo said it was time for the wine industry to show "it's true colours" when it comes to climate change.

 


"It is times like this when people have to be more innovative, courageous and have more imagination."

 


He was particularly dismissive of the wineries that are involved in "too much green marketing and not enough action".

 


Campo said all too often when you "scratch below the surface" of many of these green initiatives there is "nothing much there".

 

Koffi Annan's address

Keynote speaker, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, told an 800-strong audience last night that "some may find it odd to be talking about the wine industry and climate change, despite the effect it is having on every aspect of our lives".

 

 

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British adults drinking less than five years ago

Published:  14 April, 2011

The total number of adult drinkers in Britain has increased by about 300,000 every year, according to new research published in the Wilson Drinks Report Annual Review of 2010.

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Climate change: Wineries need to 'put their money where their mouths are'

Published:  14 April, 2011

The world's major wineries need to start "putting their money where their mouths are" and take action on real measures to combat climate change, according to Pancho Campo MW, head of the The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


He was speaking at the end of the third World Congress on Climate Change & Wine held April 13-14 in Marbella and organised by The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


The key highlight of the show, which attracted delegates from 40 countries, was the address of former United Nations director general Kofi Annan, who said  climate change and the wine industry were inextricably linked.

 

Speaking at the conference, Campo said it was time for the wine industry to show "its true colours" when it comes to climate change.

 


"It is times like this when people have to be more innovative, courageous and have more imagination."

 


He was particularly dismissive of the wineries that are involved in "too much green marketing and not enough action".

 


Campo said all too often when you "scratch below the surface" of many of these green initiatives there is "nothing much there".

 

 

 

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Producers told to 'make less wine' to help fight climate change

Published:  13 April, 2011

The owner of New Zealand's Felton Road winery has called on producers to "make less wine" as part of the solution to climate change problems.

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Sterling hits low as inflation figures lower than expected

Published:  13 April, 2011

Sterling hit a low of €1.1233/ £1 against the euro yesterday as inflation figures came in lower than expected.

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Alsace's 'fresh and fruity' vintage down 22%

Published:  13 April, 2011

Alsace wines have seen a large fall in volumes in the 2010 vintage following problematic weather conditions.

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New wine bar for Planet of the Grapes

Published:  13 April, 2011

London merchant Planet of the Grapes is opening a second wine bar.

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Laithwaites and Anthropologie join forces in natural cork campaign

Published:  13 April, 2011

Laithwaites Wines and Anthropologie have joined forces in support of the I Love Natural Cork campaign to host a wine tasting evening promoting the benefits of the stopper.

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Fratello - it's a nutty one

Published:  12 April, 2011

Straight from Italy via the Global Brands portfolio is Fratello Premium Hazelnut Liqueur, abv 30% (rrp £11.99).

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Maison du Languedoc holds the key

Published:  12 April, 2011

A brand which acts as the key to understanding the whole Languedoc region, in order to develop greater awareness and build increased category sales, is the new initiative from Languedoc producer, Jeanjean and UK distributor D&D Wines.

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Sterling recovers slightly in anticipation of inflation figures

Published:  12 April, 2011

The pound dropped to €1.1287/ £1 early on, but staged a slight recovery on speculation that today's inflation figures will come in higher than expected.

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Francis Ford Coppola appoints Château Margaux winemaker

Published:  12 April, 2011

Francis Ford Coppola has appointed current estate director at Château Margaux, Philippe Bascaules as estate manager and winemaker at Inglenook, his newly named Napa Valley vineyard.

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Fine Wines Direct to distribute Munoz de Toro

Published:  12 April, 2011

Fine Wines Direct has become the sole UK importer and distributor for Argentine winery, Munoz de Toro in the UK.

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Industry stalwart Pat Green dies aged 89

Published:  11 April, 2011

Pat Green, one of the first women to make her mark in the wine trade, has died after a short illness at the age of 89.

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Donald Trump buys Virginia winery

Published:  11 April, 2011

Donald Trump has added a Virginia winery to his extensive property portfolio.

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Concha y Toro pioneers South America's first Climate Exchange

Published:  11 April, 2011

Concha y Toro is pioneering South America's first Climate Exchange ? it will trade carbon bonds and begin a CO2 reduction industry.

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WineOption steps up fight for clearer alcohol labelling

Published:  11 April, 2011

Wine campaigners, WineOption has step up its fight for clearer alcohol labelling after a British Medical Journal cancer warning.

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Wines in the press, April 9-11

Published:  11 April, 2011

The Guardian

At almost every supermarket tasting, the first wine you'll come across is a line-up of Pinot Grigios, as they tend to be the white wines with the least personality, and almost act as a palate cleanser, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling hits low as euro offers more to investors

Published:  11 April, 2011

Sterling hit a five-and-a-half month low against the euro in early trading this morning on expectations that interest rates in the euro zone would continue to rise at faster rate than in the UK.

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