Category: Sustainability

How sustainable are glass wine bottles?

Since the 17th century, wine and glass have proved to be an enduring, unbeatable partnership. But why have glass wine bottles remained the packaging of choice – and what environmental impact are these having on the industry? Adam Holden explains. At our St James’ home in London, you can view the evolution of glass wine […]

Natural cork: the unsung hero

Carbon negative, recyclable, natural – not to mention the best possible closure for fine wine – there are countless reasons to love cork. Here, Adam Holden tells us more about why pulling a natural cork from a delicious bottle is a small, but important, step towards sustainability. Wine and cork have long been bedfellows. In […]

Autumn foraging: mushrooms

As autumn hedgerows hang laden with berries, orchard fruits start to fall and mushrooms begin to spring up, we asked forager Julius Roberts to show us the abundance of good things he finds on his doorstep. In the first installment, he goes mushroom hunting. Come September, I am to be found rootling through woods, my […]

Ch. Montrose: leading the sustainability conversation

This family-owned estate is at the forefront of the sustainable winemaking conversation in Bordeaux. For more than 15 years, Château Montrose has been championing vineyard health, waste management and greener ways of thinking. Here, we speak with Sales Director Lorraine Watrin. Bicarbonate of soda is a rather unlikely product for a Bordeaux wine estate, but Château Montrose […]