New Zealand is proud to partner with TASTING CLIMATE CHANGE and is taking part in the collaborative effort to discuss solutions to adapt and mitigate climate change. In addition to being a sponsor – Dr. Edwin Massey, General Manager of Sustainability at New Zealand Winegrowers and Chris Archer, Director and Founder at Archer/McRae Beverages will speak at two different seminars!
November 22nd at 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Road to Carbon Zero with Dr. Edwin Massey
November 29th at 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Smart Packaging with Chris Archer
Have your registered yet? The conference is just around the corner and will run throughout the month of November. Be part of the solution with us and get your tickets now. The cost includes your access to 8 webinars and a year digital subscription to the Wine & Spirits Magazine. Should you not be available to attend in real time, your ticket will allow you to access the conference online for one month after the conference.
To purchase your tickets click HERE
THE COLLECTIVE GOAL OF REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
November 8th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
Regenerative agriculture encourages biodiversity and contributes to healthy soils which in return, can facilitate the soil’s capacity to sequester CO2. The wine industry could play a very powerful role in agriculture if all producers were inspired to work towards this collective goal. Together, we can set new standards for a more sustainable industry.
November 9th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
As water becomes a rare commodity, we must adopt practices to best preserve it. What are the resources available to minimise water usage in the vineyard and the winery? Producers from different corners of the world share their story about water preservation. Join the conversation.
INDIGENOUS GRAPE – LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD
November 15th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
What can we learn from indigenous grape varieties that have stood the test of time? One of the solutions towards adapting to climate change is exploring the diversity within the 3000 vinifera grapes that already exist.
THE FUTURE OF ROSÉ
November 16th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
From grape varieties to vinification methods, what are the tools available to preserve the integrity of the most beloved style of rosé and their world-wide demand? Provence’s answers to the impact of climate change on the style of wines.
THE ROAD TO CARBON ZERO
November 22nd / 2pm-3:30pm EST
From large international wine companies to small family producers, we all have a responsibility in reducing our carbon footprint. But where do you start? We talk to industry pioneers to find out the necessary strategies to get to Carbon Zero.
LOOKING AT HYBRIDS FOR SOLUTIONS
November 23rd / 2pm-3:30pm EST
What if hybrids were a sustainable solution to some of the viticultural challenges we are facing today? From combating mildew to surviving drought, hybrids are a tool producers can consider to better adapt to the growing challenges. We talk to well established winemakers who championed these grapes.
November 29th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
As an industry relying heavily on packaging, we have the responsibility to analyse their environmental impact. Should traditions be prioritized over sustainability? We explore the advantages and challenges of different types of packaging including closures, bottles, cans, kegs, bag-in-box and latest innovations.
TOMORROW’S CONSUMER CHOICE: OUR RESPONSIBILITY
November 30th / 2pm-3:30pm EST
As wine professionals, we have a responsibility to pass on our knowledge to consumers to help them make informed decisions. We discuss with journalist, magazine editor, sommelier and wine school director about everyone’s role and the best ways to communicate the message. Together, we can be the change.
Please note that tickets are not refundable.
To view a full list of speakers click HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
New Zealand Winegrowers