​MW Symposium – sustaining the vine and the planet


See also MW Symposium – wines on the frontier and MW Symposium – more on microbes

How do we ensure the longevity and health of vines, and how might our attitude to vineyards contribute to a bigger picture of sustainability? 

Two sessions addressed these questions. The first, ‘The biosphere of the vine’, focused on the vine, the second, ‘Future-wise: wine’s roles and responsibilities in a changing world climate’, looked at the bigger picture.

The bigger picture was really rather gloomy. Apparently, the first Future-wise speaker, Jonathan Porritt, environmental activist and co-founder of Forum for the Future, was asked...