How Green Is Your Glass Of Merlot?

A story from NPR about Chilean wineries trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

After doing measurements, they realized they needed to focus most of their efforts on the energy-intensive post-harvest stages. A study commissioned last year by the governmental Foundation for Agrarian Innovation found that bottling and storage were the biggest causes of emissions in the wine industry. Several vineyards also found that sea freight contributed significantly.

So far no Chilean wine has yet to boast a carbon footprint label, but many vineyards have been certified carbon neutral, meaning they have offset their greenhouse gas emissions by investing in sustainable energy projects around the world.

Read the full story.


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