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Where does biodynamic wine growing come from?
Biodynamic winegrowing appeared in the 1920s under the influence of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Biodynamic winegrowing has developed progressively throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
How to adapt to drought in viticulture?
For several years, Marcus Weller, winemaker and researcher at Washington State University (WSU) has been studying the effects of drought on vines. Here are the main findings of his research.
United States: hybrid grapes to combat the effects of global warming
Many American winegrowers have decided to plant hybrid grape varieties that are better able to combat the effects of global warming. Every year, many American winegrowers make the same observation: the climate is not only becoming more unstable but, above all, it is changing. In California, for example, average temperatures are higher, while droughts are…
Wines from volcanic soils: location and grape varieties
Although the majority of volcanoes on earth are no longer active, their past eruptions have left a lasting mark on the soil. Volcanic soils can also be used to produce wine, with success: gamay, pinot noir, riesling or chardonnay, to name but a few.
Viti-pastoralism: why this agroecological approach is making a comeback
An ancestral practice widely used in France until the 1950s, viti-pastoralism allows biodiversity to be reintroduced into the vineyards while improving yields. Most winegrowers face four major problems with their vines: soil compaction, herbicide resistance of so-called invasive plants, lower yields and higher production costs. This is why more and more wine professionals are interested…
The preservation of the Living Soils is one of Moët Hennessy’s major commitments in terms of sustainability. This site is intended to consolidate the numerous existing initiatives around the world on the topic as a way to contribute to the sharing of knowledge and help evolve practices to encourage soil regeneration.