Tag: sustainability

In conversation with Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Ch. Tronquoy-Lalande have made our new Own Selection St Estèphe for us. We speak to Lorraine Watrin, the château’s Sales Director, about the estate’s terroir and philosophy.   Located in the heart of the St Estèphe appellation, Château Tronquoy-Lalande traces its history back to 1745, making it one of the oldest properties in the region. Since 2006, the château has been in the hands of Martin and Olivier Bouygues of nearby Château Montrose, regarded as […]

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 […]

Arbikie Distillery on sustainability and family

John Stirling is the co-founder of Arbikie, the Highland distillery he runs with his brothers David and Iain. We speak to him about Arbikie’s philosophy, sustainability and running a family business.   Arbikie’s story began one night in New York. John Stirling and his two brothers were out enjoying the city’s nightlife, when a plan was hatched. “We decided we would build a distillery on […]