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Q&A: Santiago Navarro, CEO and co-founder, Garçon Wines

Published:  02 December, 2020

Harpers has something of a packaging focus in this month’s issue, due to be published this Friday 4 December. As a preview, we caught up with Santiago Navarro, the creative force behind flat bottle innovator, Garçon Wines. Made from 100% recycled plastic, this innovative new format scored a major partnership with Accolades Wines this year, which will see a number of the company’s brands launch with the flat bottle format. Starting with the installation of a ‘flat’ bottling line at the company’s Bristol manufacturing base – the first of its kind in the UK – the company is now looking ahead to its imminent UK supermarket debut with the re-launch of Accolade’s eco brand, Banrock Station, in the Co-op. We spoke to Navarro about his ambition to re-shape the wine aisle.


Spain: Leading the eco charge

Published:  30 November, 2020

Spain deserves better recognition as a leader in organic and sustainable viticulture and its time may well have come, writes Andrew Catchpole.


Wine industry falling behind other sectors on creating a global sustainable standard

Published:  26 November, 2020

A global framework used by other sectors like palm oil, mining, textiles and even golfing is needed to build best practice for the wine industry, some of the world’s leading experts in environmental management have said.


Diageo launches ambitious ten-year sustainability plan

Published:  23 November, 2020

Global drinks giant Diageo has launched a new ten-year sustainability action plan featuring a range of goals involving environment issues, diversity and inclusion, and moderate drinking initiatives.


Mirabeau pours rosé into ecofriendly bag-in-box

Published:  18 November, 2020

Mirabeau has extended its Belle Année rosé range with a sustainable bag-in-box format.    


Diageo recognised in Dow Jones World Sustainability Index 2020

Published:  17 November, 2020

Diageo has been recognised in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index 2020 for the third consecutive year.  


Many consumers fail to actively engage with green brands

Published:  09 November, 2020

Sustainability in all its forms, from organic and Fairtrade to biodynamic, continues to play a growing part in food and drink manufacturing across the globe, not least in the wine industry. 


Banrock Station pledges to plant 100,000 native trees a year

Published:  23 October, 2020

Accolade Wines’ Banrock Station brand has pledged to plant 100,000 native trees and shrubs in Australia each year starting from January 2021. 


Pernod Ricard recognised for environmental efforts

Published:  06 October, 2020

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has been awarded ‘Lead’ status by the United Nations Global Compact for the third consecutive year for its work on sustainability.


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.


Long Read: Does sustainability sell? The new factors driving purchaser decision-making

Published:  28 September, 2020

Drawing on data from a recent survey of over 500 wine and spirits drinkers, Callum Saunders, head of planning at brand activation marketing agency Zeal Creative, shows how that focus on sustainability is increasing, not decreasing, as a result of the pressures of Covid.


De Bortoli supports Oz reforestation with new range

Published:  08 September, 2020

Family-owned Australian winery De Bortoli Wines has launched a new range to help support the reforestation of the Australian landscape, devastated by the extensive bushfires.


Primum Familiae Vini appoints Matthieu Perrin as new president

Published:  01 September, 2020

Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), an association of twelve European family wine producers, has appointed Matthieu Perrin of Famille Perrin in the Rhone Valley as its new President.


Botrytis bio-fungicide approved in Australia

Published:  25 August, 2020

Eden Research has received authorisation for the sale of its bio-fungicide, which protects against Botrytis Cinerea, in Australia, for use on wine and table grapes.


Wine GB unveils first British producers to receive sustainable certification

Published:  17 August, 2020

Wine GB has announced the first British vineyards and wineries to formally achieve recognition for their sustainable credentials. 


Diageo claims first with ‘paper’ spirits bottle as part of new sustainability venture

Published:  13 July, 2020

Diageo has announced that it has created what it claims to be the world’s first 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle.


Jerry Lockspieser: looking in the rear view mirror at 30 years in wine (part 2)

Published:  03 July, 2020

In my last post I reflected on the big societal trends that created the context I worked in as a wine entrepreneur over the last 30 years. I continue here with the big trends within the world of wine itself.


Hatch Mansfield claims trio of eco firsts by becoming carbon neutral

Published:  01 July, 2020

Hatch Mansfield has revealed it has managed to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero for 2019, making it the first in the industry to achieve a trio of recognised sustainability accreditations.


Primum Familiae Vini launches €100,000 annual prize

Published:  23 June, 2020


Ehrmanns pours Beefsteak into cans

Published:  19 June, 2020

Ehrmanns Wines has launched its Beefsteak Club Mendoza Malbec in 250ml can format (rrp: £2.99).