Tuesday, June 8, 2010

twn - the wino's carbon footprint

I recently read an interesting article on Treehugger.com about the carbon emissions's behind a bottle of wine or a pint of beer. Someone was asking their resident carbon emissions expert which is safer for the environment.
According to Pablo, the item with the least carbon emissions would be a locally-grown estate bottle of wine, since many of the carbon emissions come from shipping the grapes and/or wines to other areas and around the world on planes. Locally-grown and produced beers are also good, but apparently it's hard to find a brewery that will produce its own grains. It's also good to find organically-grown or biodynamic wines, since they don't use any pesticides or herbicides to make their wines. Also try and buy more screw top wines where possible, and recycle your corks!
However, Pablo does make it a point to state that no matter which one we drink, we're harming the environment in one way or another. Which is a good point to consider ... albeit a depressing one. So drink responsibly and make sure to treasure every last drop - Mother Nature is taking one for the team to let us drink delicious wine, so show your respects.


  1. I got this email the other day, and thought of you (serious) If I had your addy I would have forwarded it. I'll try to post it there though!


    To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...

    And those who don't and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand.

    As Ben Franklin said:
    In wine there is wisdom,
    In beer there is freedom,
    In water there is bacteria.

    In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
    1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed.

    More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E.Coli) – bacteria found in feces.

    In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

    However, We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) Because alcohol has to go through a purification process Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.


    Water = Poop,
    Wine = Health .

    Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid,Than to drink water and be full of shit.
    There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:

    I'm doing it as a public service!

  2. That's awesome, thanks for the info! I'll definitely be posting it here next Tuesday for my weekly wine news :).