Category: Sustainability

Champagne Leclerc Briant: nature in the middle

From Champagnes aged on the seabed to wines matured in a barrel made from a kilo of gold, Leclerc Briant’s more extreme ideas read like marketing stunts. But the wines are no gimmick. In fact, in the words of our Buyer Davy Żyw, these Champagnes are “imaginative, creative, terroir-driven and vinous”. Here, we speak with Pierre Bettinger, […]

Sustainability and our producers

Mark Pardoe MW shares the conversations we’re having with our producers as we work to lessen our impact. We aim to be net zero carbon and plastic free by 2030. There’s much we can control as we work towards this goal – but, when it comes to our suppliers, there are more complexities at play. […]

Spotlight on sustainability: Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Thibault Liger-Belair is waiting for the moon to change. He needs it to bring new weather because enough rain is, well, enough. “It’s a waning moon, so we hope it brings the sun back next week,” he explains, holding up his biodynamic calendar (his “bible”). Thibault has been farming organically since he took on his holdings […]

Sustainability in Bordeaux: the Natural Order

Sustainability is far more than just a buzzword in Bordeaux. Jane Anson reports on the initiatives – from rewilding to recycling – being championed by producers and properties across the region. A vegan shoe company working with an ethical wine brand to make sneakers out of recycled grape skins pretty much encapsulates how quickly Bordeaux […]