Sustainably farmed wines

Traditional ploughing in Vosne-Romanee

Reserving the right

Sustainable farming is for those growers who assiduously watch the safety video on aeroplanes in case the variant of the 737 they are on is unaccountably slightly different from all the others. You need to know where your nearest exit is, especially if it is just behind you. The looser rules around sustainable farming encourage you to be as organic as possible until the muck hits the spreader and you only have chemical resources to support you. 

It is very easy for me to dismiss the sustainable route as a half-hearted attempt to behave better towards the environment and vineyard - therefore wine - quality. I, after all am not a farmer with all the risks and pressures that occupation affords. Many people use sustainability as a stepping stone along the road to quality, while others simply don't occupy a segment of the market that will permit them to do that.

Sustainability means not spraying chemicals around willy-nilly in a systemic attempt to kill every organism that isn't a vine and this can involve all sorts of good measures like the planting of wild flower meadows to increase biodiversity, the use of sexual confusion as insect control and where appropriate the installation of raptor boxes to discourage small, fruit-loving mammals. /CW 26/08/15

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
Delivery (UK mainland/LCB)
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1x 1cl 3 0 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 Buy
2012 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy

x 0 3 - - - Buy
ready Dewazakura Omachi ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 0 4 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
ready Seitoku junmai ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 1 1 - £186.00 £31.00 Buy
ready Kamoizumi Umeshu plum sake
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6x 72cl 0 0 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
2014 ready Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 4 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Negly La Falaise (Languedoc-La Clape)
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6x 75cl 3 1 £90.00 £124.07 £23.95 Buy
2012 young Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino
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6x 75cl 0 4 - £610.07 £115.00 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 0 1 £75.00 £106.07 £19.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 3 £165.00 £214.07 £39.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Berg
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6x 75cl 0 1 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Buehl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Fels
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6x 75cl 1 0 £135.00 £178.07 £33.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 2 0 £65.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 0 £150.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos St-Urbain
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6x 75cl 0 4 £270.00 £340.07 £68.95 Buy
ready Koshi no Kanbai Sai ginjo sake
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12x 72cl 0 4 - £504.00 £42.00 Buy
2014 drink or keep Jean Stodden Pinot Noir
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6x 150cl 0 2 £195.00 £266.14 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Lutum Chardonnay Gap`s Crown
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12x 75cl 0 4 £380.00 £488.14 £48.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Storm Pinot Noir Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 5 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Storm Chardonnay Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 2 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy

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