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Talking up organic

Published:  13 July, 2021

Argentina is well placed to lead the charge in organic wines, with Malbec as an ever-popular ‘in’. Harpers talks to a couple of pioneers who are determined to make this happen

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Cavas de Guarda Superior to be 100% organic by 2025

Published:  28 April, 2021

The Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Protegida Cava (DO Cava) has announced that the production of Cavas de Guarda Superior will be 100% organic by 2025. 

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Organic Argentina

Published:  31 March, 2021

The Andean foothills provide ideal conditions for low-intervention viticulture, allowing organic winemaking to flourish

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Villa Maria launches first organic range

Published:  24 February, 2021

Villa Maria has unveiled its first organic range as part of its commitment to converting 100% of its company vineyards to be organically managed by 2030. 

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Consumer desire for sustainable wine waning

Published:  18 February, 2021

Consumer desire for sustainable and alternative wines is waining, despite awareness of the majority of such wine types having increased since 2019, according to a new report.

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'Significant growth' for organic wine

Published:  10 February, 2021

Supermarket sales of organic beer, wines and spirits (BWS) soared in the last year, growing ahead of overall organic supermarket sales.

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Tapping into organic growth

Published:  01 October, 2020

Organic can be a powerful cue for consumers, but only if the right buyers are targeted in the right way.

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Organic growth a ‘global phenomenon’, helping reboot depressed wine market

Published:  29 September, 2020

Against a backdrop of globally dampened wine market, organic wine sales are predicted to rise from a 2.8% share of world wine sales to 4% by 2024, potentially representing an increasingly important driver of recovery.

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Friday Read: Updating organic viticulture for tomorrow's world

Published:  27 March, 2020

It was June 2011 when Dr Richard Smart first told a group of journalists that organic and biodynamic wines were damaging to the environment. Speaking at the 'Wineries for Climate Protection' conference that took place in Barcelona that year, his scathing criticism rapidly spread across the internet, much to the delight of my editors.

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Villa Maria trials native plants as herbicides alternative

Published:  21 February, 2020

Villa Maria Estate has embarked on a trial using native plants and cover crops as an alternative to herbicides. 

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Organic wine ‘big winner’ in 2019

Published:  05 February, 2020

Organic wine was the “big category winner” in 2019 as supermarkets cashed in on shoppers’ environmental concerns, according to the Soil Association Certification’s annual Organic Market Report 2020 released today.

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Global organic wine sales to double in a decade

Published:  11 December, 2019

Organic wine consumption worldwide is set to hit around a billion bottles a year by 2023, a new report from organic wine fair Millésime Bio suggests.

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Organic rise lifts Spain's export potential

Published:  14 October, 2019

The number of organic wine producers in Spain jumped by 10% in 2018 to 1,033 up from 939 in 2017, new government figures show.

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Record number of drinks enter organic awards

Published:  05 June, 2019

The Boom awards (Best of Organic Market), organised by the Soil Association Certification, has seen a record amount of organic wine and spirit entries across the UK.

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'Hippy’ wine goes mainstream

Published:  04 June, 2019

The latest Sola report from Wine Intelligence has highlighted the opportunity for the industry to produce more alternative wines.

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The Wine Rascals partners with Alexander Wines to enter Scotland

Published:  29 May, 2019

The Wine Rascals has partnered with Alexander Wines marking the company’s Scottish debut.

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Brancott Estate launches organic wine

Published:  23 May, 2019

Brancott Estate has launched its first organic and vegan wine range after the organic wine market grew 11% year on year.

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Jascots reveals record sales

Published:  21 May, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has posted sales of £9.25 million - a record high - for the year ending 30 April 2019.

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Ruffino releases three new sustainable wines

Published:  17 May, 2019

Ruffino has “confirmed its commitment to environmental responsibility” by introducing three organic-certified wines, a Chianti, a Prosecco and a Pinot Grigio.

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Bancroft expands organic menu

Published:  08 May, 2019

Bancroft Wines has expanded its organic menu with the addition of Chilean Nuevo Mundo.

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