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Pruning vines at Sedlescombe

Biodynamic British bubbly

Hazel Sillver

12th December 2013

The UK's first biodynamic sparkling white wine is available in time for Christmas. Hazel Sillver visited its creator, Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex, to find out more. more...
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Food matters: DIY supermarkets / restaurant workers / biodynamic wines

The Ecologist

1st July, 2013

Ahead of publication of the Ecologist Guide to Food - the first in a forthcoming series of hard-hitting consumer guides - our regular new blog will be covering all things ethical and culinary, and reporting on stories and issues that there simply wasn't room for in the book... more...
India's first Sauvignon blanc

India’s 'Napa Valley': Sula vineyard pioneers eco-friendly wine in an emerging market

Joseph Mayton

4th May, 2012

A unique winery in Western Maharashtra is utilising water recycling, solar power and waste reduction in an effort to avoid the environmental damage linked to wine production in California more...
organic wine

Wine: how green is your glass?

Sophie Laggan

21st December, 2011

Certification is expensive and monitoring of ingredients can be difficult so it can be hard for consumers to make an informed choice about wine. Sophie Laggan takes a look at the options more...
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How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...

Top 10…Organic Wines

Neil Palmer

18th February, 2011

Neil Palmer, co-director of wine merchants, Vintage Roots, and wine connoisseur extraordinaire, gives us his pick of the best organic wines around more...

Green Business: Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2011

From biodynamic farming methods to persuading people to give English wine another try, the Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard's Roy Cook is transforming the British wine industry
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The Ecologist Top Ten... vinegars

Laura Sevier

9th December, 2010

Whether it's the old favourite Sarson's, trendy balsamic or the more adventurous rice or wine vinegar, it can be used to clean your house, improve your health and spice up your chips – what makes vinegar so special? Laura Sevier picks 10 of the best... more...
Goldenberries

Strange fruit: 8 tempting ideas from the orchard to brighten your week

Emma Cooper

14th September, 2010

Oranges, grapes and Granny Smiths are so last year, says Emma Cooper. This autumn, tuck into goji berries, strawberry spinach and wonderberries instead... more...
India's first Sauvignon blanc

Growing green grapes and bottling sustainable wine in India

Anna da Costa

10th August, 2010

Viticulture is growing at a rate of knots in India, and the country's largest winery is leading by environmental example more...
Meinklang white

What is biodynamic wine, and which bottles should you pick?

Laura Sevier

8th April, 2010

Its principals may seem strange but biodynamic winegrowers are in a league of their own when it comes to caring for soil, plant and planet. Plus, 10 wines to try in 2010 more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...

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Marrow wine

How to turn your excess fruit and veg into wine

Andy Hamilton

3rd November, 2009

Home brewing need not produce unpalatable dross. With this simple guide, you can use your gluts of marrows and pears to create cheap-and-cheerful signature wines more...
Child taking medicine

Behind the Label: Calpol

Pat Thomas

29th October

The season of flu (and fear of swine flu) is upon us. But before you reach for this sticky pink cocktail dished out by doctors and parents as a cure-all for children, think again... more...
Pigs on a farm

Human swine flu virus found in UK pig herd

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

Human form of swine flu found in pig herd poses no food health risk says FSA more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...
Green Living

Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
Maintaining Vineyard fields

Monty Waldin on biodynamic wine

Monty Waldin

1st March, 2009

Unsustainable and bad for the environment, industrial viticulture leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Pesticide-free and weed-friendly, biodynamic wine holds the key to an organic revolution.

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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...
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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Digging for gold

Monty Waldin

3rd March, 2009

Once again, Monty Waldin gets down on his hands and knees to pay homage to the cosmic forces bringing flavour and strength to biodynamic wine more...
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Bio what?

Monty Waldin

2nd March, 2009

Monty Waldin's thirst for good wines leads him to visit a biodynamic farm. More than just a load of bull, he finds, making rich, complex wines requires quality cow manure more...
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Blog: Earthenwitch

Earthenwitch

23rd February, 2009

Making your own wine, or the joy of something for (virtually) nothing. A few years back, my father decided that it was time to clear out his shed (Serious business, that. I could swear that his shed was a portal to another world, where its primary function was that of a municipal tip). more...
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What's brewing? The rise of organic beer

Rachel Clode

1st July, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers

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Grape expectations part 2: Monty Waldin reaps his biodynamic harvest

Monty Waldin

1st May, 2008

Battling a fractured back and the vagaries of the weather high in the Pyrenees, is the biodynamic dream of wine writer turned grower Monty Waldin about to turn sour? more...

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