Green Vine: A Guide To West Coast Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic Wineries

Green Vine: A Guide To West Coast Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic Wineries

by Shannon Borg
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594857324
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Shannon Borg is a Seattle writer, editor, poet, and wine educator. She writes about wine for Seattle Magazine, has written about food and wine for a variety of West Coast media, and is the author of Chefs on the Farm: Inspired Lessons and Recipes from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts. She holds certificates from the International Sommelier Guild and has been a wine judge for several competitions. Borg currently manages the restaurant and café at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island, Washington

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