The Drinking Hour podcast: sustainability and the wines of Alentejo

On this week's episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode is joined by author Nick Breeze and Mafalda Vasques, winemaker at Herdade dos Grous, to learn more about the 'Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme’

Words by Club Oenologique Editors


With climate change having an increasingly dramatic impact on winemaking across the globe, sustainability is a topic on the wine world’s mind. In Portugal, the Alentejo wine region is working on a programme dedicated to improving the environmental performance of its winemaking activities. The Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme focuses on changing the way Alentejo’s wines are made for the better: focusing on a more efficient use of resources, reduction and reuse of by-products, and the creation of a certification process to recognise the work of wineries implementing practices with the planet in mind.

On this week’s episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, author and climate journalist Nick Breeze and winemaker at Alentejo’s Herdade dos Grous Mafalda Vasques join host David Kermode to discuss this new sustainability programme, and what it means for the future of Portuguese winemaking.

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