In this final Sustainability in Alentejo episode, I speak with João Barroso, manager of the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme (WASP). We discuss how the programme evolved from a need to respond to worsening climatic… Read More »Ep. 08: Creating a Sustainable Wine Region – João Barroso
Sustainability & Wine In Alentejo Podcast Series
As part of the ClimateGenn podcast, I am publishing concurrently with my normal interviews, a series within a series. An episode of Sustainability & Wine in Alentejo will be published every week for the next 8 weeks. Alentejo is Portugal’s largest and most climate-vulnerable region.
This series is part of a larger project commissioned by the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme with whom I have been collaborating for the past year.
Alentejo Episodes to be released 1 per week for 8 weeks:
Featuring: João Barroso – WASP, João Roquette – Esporão, Iain Richardson – Mouchão, Dr Greg V Jones, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, Luis Patrão – Coelheiros, Mafalda Vasquez – Grous, Helena Ferreira – Adega de Borba and presented by Nick Breeze.
Featuring: Dr Gregory V Jones – CEO of Abacela Vineyards and Winery and Nick Breeze – ClimateGenn & Secret Sommelier
Featuring: Iain Richardson and presented by Nick Breeze.
Featuring: Helena Ferreira and is presented by Nick Breeze.
Featuring: João Roquette and is presented by Nick Breeze.
Featuring: Professor Kimberly Nicholas and is presented by Nick Breeze
Featuring: Luis Patrão and presented by Nick Breeze
Featuring: WASP Manager João Barroso and presented by Nick Breeze
In this episode, I am speaking with Luis Patrão, director of enology and viticulture at Coelheiros, a stunning 800 hectare, historic estate, north of Evora, in the centre of Alentejo. When I visited the estate,… Read More »Ep. 07: Regenerative, Resilient, Balanced – Luis Patrão at Herdade de Coelheiros
In this interview with climate and wine scientist, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, we discuss the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to scale up mitigation and adaptation in the wine industry and beyond to… Read More »EP. 06: Prof. Kimberly Nicholas, “Working with Nature” – Sustainability In Alentejo Series
In this episode of Sustainability in Alentejo Wine Series, I am speaking with João Roquette, CEO and Chairman of the Esporão group about the company’s transformation to organic and resilient production. Esporão is one of… Read More »Ep 5: Alentejo Wine Series Herdade do Esporão, João Roquette – Leaders in Sustainability
During my trip across Alentejo, it was a pleasure to visit the cooperative Adega de Borba. Winemaking in and around Borba has a long pedigree and is even mentioned in ‘Murray’s handbook to Travels in… Read More »Ep. 4 – Adega De Borba, Sustainability = Survivability of Communities, Helena Ferreira
In this Alentejo Wines episode, I am speaking to Iain Richardson, from the wine estate, Mouchão. Mouchão is a great example of an integrated estate in Alentejo where different flora and fauna are interwoven to… Read More »Ep 3: Herdade de Mouchão, Biodiversity, Terroir, A Scorching Climate & Struggle for Sustainability
SPEAKERS Nick Breeze, Dr Greg V Jones Nick Breeze In the second episode of the Alentejo climate and sustainability series, I’m speaking with winemaker and climate scientist Dr. Greg Jones, who has co authored… Read More »Ep 2 – Dr Gregory V Jones – Wines And Climate Science
SPEAKERS João Barroso – WASP, João Roquette – Esporão, Iain Richardson – Mouchão, Nick Breeze, Dr Greg V Jones, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, Luis Patrão – Coelheiros, Mafalda Vasquez – Grous, Helena Ferreira – Adega de… Read More »Ep 1: Sustainability & Wine in Alentejo – introduction
On Tuesday 24th May the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme (WASP) accompanied by 8 wine producers, came to London to present both the work they have been doing in establishing a rigorous sustainability certification scheme and the… Read More »No. 1 Climate vulnerable wine region, Alentejo, focuses on true sustainability