Toward a Sustainable Wine Industry

Author: Luann Preston-Wilsey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498728510
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Toward a Sustainable Wine Industry: Green Enology in Practice takes a broad look at the emerging trend of using sustainable wine production methods and business practices. It covers a multitude of aspects of the sustainable wine industry, including production methods, recycling efforts, customer behavior, sustainable business practices, and more. The wine sector, which plays a big role in the agricultural industry around the world, has been facing increasing pressure to fulfill legal environmental requirements while maintaining a competitive position in a global market. Concern for the environment and rising costs have led to an increased interest in sustainable wine production practices. This valuable compendium addresses this trend and looks at different sectors within the wine industry. In all, the book provides a multi-faceted examination of the important aspects of the increasingly necessary and growing sustainable movement. The book aims to shed valuable light on how to build an integrated sustainable business and development system in the wine industry.

Sustainability Assessment

Author: Rupert Baumgartner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322811328
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rupert J. Baumgartner entwickelt ein Modell zur gleichrangigen Bewertung ökologischer und ökonomischer Aspekte von Produkten, Dienstleistungen und Technologien als Basis für unternehmensstrategische Entscheidungen. Mittels Fuzzy Logic werden situationsspezifisch eine ökologische Teilbewertung und eine ökonomische Teilbewertung unter nachhaltigen Gesichtspunkten zusammengeführt. Die Arbeit wurde mit dem Umweltforschungspreis 2003 des Industrieunternehmens Voestalpine AG ausgezeichnet.

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry

Author: Mervyn Smyth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857298445
Format: PDF, ePub
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Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry fully documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, beginning with the main drivers (environmental, economic and political) and detailing the current winemaking industry and solar technologies available. It details the various energy demands in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling and beyond. Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry catalogues the range of wineries globally that have installed a substantial solar collecting system and uses case study material to give the reader an appreciation of the diversity of solar winery facilities. From large industrial-style wineries to boutique family-run wineries; from new state-of-the-art facilities to 15th-century palaces, the application for solar is limitless. The book deals finally with the physical design, installation and operation of the solar system within the winery environment, detailing the equipment, methodologies, processes and concerns that must be addressed in their creation. This presents the reader with a range of solar design and system options, including: generic system type; installation; mounting arrangements; operation; different module and inverter components and configurations; connection; and finance. Owners, managers and planners involved in the design, building or management of a winemaking facility will derive particular benefit from Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, but it will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the wine or solar industries.

Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri food Sector

Author: Bruno Notarnicola
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319119400
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book presents an overview of the International practices and state-of-the-art of LCA studies in the agri-food sector, both in terms of adopted methodologies and application to particular products; the final purpose is to characterise and put order within the methodological issues connected to some important agri-food products (wine, olive oil, cereals and derived products, meat and fruit) and also defining practical guidelines for the implementation of LCAs in this particular sector. The first chapter entails an overview of the application of LCA to the food sector, the role of the different actors of the food supply chain and the methodological issues at a general level. The other chapters, each with a particular reference to the main foods of the five sectors under study, have a common structure which entails the review of LCA case studies of such agri-food products, the methodological issues, the ways with which they have been faced and the suggestion of practical guidelines.

The Green Vine

Author: Shannon Borg
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857334
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Green Vine * A charismatic guide to understanding environmentally-friendly wines — from defining labels to reviewing vineyard practices * Features personally-tested profiles of sustainable wines that everyone needs to try * California, Washington, and Oregon rank #1–3 nationally as having the most wineries per state Most people don’t want to think about their wine too much; they just want to enjoy it. At the same time, more and more people are thinking about where their food comes from. Why not ask the same questions about wine? It’s a product that faces many of the same industry, environment, and economic issues as that sustainable steak or fresh home-grown salad on your plate. Traditional wine production is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial processes and suffers from a large carbon footprint — from bottle and cork materials to water runoff and erosion. Many winemakers are starting to take environmental stewardship very seriously, changing how they grow grapes and make wine. With The Green Vine, wine expert Shannon Borg demystifies the terms of sustainable wine-making and lays out a simple guide to West Coast wines and wineries that use both historical and modern sustainable practices. She explains why it’s important to consider how wine is produced and packaged, and why growing methods, soil health, and water resources matter. She then embarks on a wine-tasting tour of nearly 200 sustainable wineries in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, British Columbia, and Idaho — profiling the winemakers and farmers who are leading the green Wine movement. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!

Reconstructing Social Justice

Author: Lauretta Conklin Frederking
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135055661
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social justice. This book carves out an intellectual and practical space for social justice that is distinct from political, legal, and economic spheres. While emphasizing a distinct domain for social justice, the author then makes sense of its healing role in terms of the polity, economy, technology, and religion. Drawing from a rich supply of classroom experiences, her research on mosque controversies after September 11, 2001, and then the global examples of truth and reconciliation commissions, Frederking invites the reader to think about the relevance of social justice from the micro to the macro level. Rather than a set of policy outcomes or ideological positions, social justice is a process of social accountability that demands honest and transparent engagement. While disagreement is likely and controversy inevitable, this social justice process reaffirms our connectedness and moves us forward as a collective.