Wine contributes to the greenhouse effect like all consumer goods. However, vintners and traders can influence the climate balance of their product. And climate-conscious wine lovers definitely appreciate that.
Thanks to carbonic acid! Without it, there would be no sparkling wine, and only with it does champagne sparkle so beautifully! Carbon dioxide dissolved in sparkling wine is a pleasure. Elsewhere in viticulture, the gas with the sum formula CO2 is rather notorious as a killer: Vine cultivation and vineyard care, harvesting, vinification and bottling, and above all the various transports all add up to a lot of climate-damaging emissions.
Like many things we produce, use or enjoy every day, the production of wine as a luxury food also leaves unhealthy traces in the earth's habitat system. The greenhouse effect is not the only, but globally most threatening consequence. It has long been clear that we will only solve the problem with a different consumption style. This also confronts vintners, trade and wine lovers with more and more urgent questions: How can we make wine consumption climate-friendly? And which wine is good for climate-conscious consumers?