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Cooking for Solutions Make it Sustainable Weekend

August 10, 2015

Cooking for Solutions Make it Sustainable Weekend Learn how easy it is to live an ocean-friendly lifestyle during this weekend of fun culinary experiences at the Aquarium. Celebrate National Seafood Month with us and join celebrity chefs and personalities John Ash, Alton Brown, Sam Choy, William Dissen, Nathan Lyon and Nico Romo for two days of free family-friendly programs, cooking demos and tastings, plus The Party with Alton Brown—a lively, adults-only ticketed bash featuring wine, beer and sustainable cuisine. Activities include: Sustainable Foods Celebration throughout the Aquarium on Saturday and Sunday with tastings Cooking demos by... [Read more...]


Second Annual Sustainable Seafood Expo

August 10, 2015

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting its second annual Sustainable Seafood Expo. A showcase for restaurants and seafood purveyors striving to provide smart seafood alternatives with less impact on the marine environment. Come sample seafood, wine, craft beers and other beverages and find out how you can support sustainability in your everyday life. The event is located at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA. October 11, 2015 | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium | San Pedro, CA | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)   [Read more...]


Speaking and Pouring at Women In Green Forum

July 9, 2015

The Women In Green Forum has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women's impact on the environmental industry. From the White House to Fortune 500 company leaders, the annual program features the environmental industry's brightest and most innovative speakers. SIP Certified looks forward to hosting a workshop on sustainability in the wine industry and sponsoring the evening reception with SIP Certified wines. August 26, 2015 | TreePeople Conference Center | Beverly Hills, CA [Read more...]


#iSpySIP

May 30, 2015

Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certification authenticates that winegrapes are grown with care for the people and the planet. This third-party verified certification ensures that vineyards are addressing sustainable practices from habitat conservation to water quality, energy efficiency to air quality, business stability to taking care of their workers. You can find the SIP seal on dozens of brands internationally and trust that you are buying a product that has been gowns for the greater good. We want to know when you see the SIP seal! Simply use #iSpySIP to get the word out about the wines... [Read more...]


Food & Beverage World’s Wines for Earth Month

April 30, 2015

Earth Day may have passed for 2015 but you can support sustainability every day by looking for the SIP seal at your local store. SIP Certified sustainable vineyards and wines are made with care for the people and the planet. When you buy a SIP Certified wine you can trust that the grapes were grown for the greater good to protect our community, our workers, and our environment. Below are some fantastic reviews from Food & Beverage World to help you pick the perfect SIP. Wines of the Week: SIP Certified Pinot Noir Wines of... [Read more...]


Seeking Pilot Wineries for SIP Certified

April 14, 2015

After four years of development with a variety of stakeholders, we’re pleased to announce the pilot of the SIP Certified Sustainable Winery program. We are looking for companies throughout California interested in participating in the formal pilot this year. The pilot is limited to 12 participants and we look forward to setting the gold standard for sustainable wine production with SIP Certified Wineries in 2015. Interested in being a pilot winery? Please contact Beth Vukmanic Lopez at Beth@vineyardteam.org or at 805.466.2288. We’re kicking off the launch with a self-assessment workshop to provide winery representatives the... [Read more...]


SIP, Earth Day, Funk & Soul

April 13, 2015

Taste dozens of sustainably grown, SIP Certified wines paired with amazing local treats at the Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend main event. We are bringing the Cali Funk and Soul with feature band Proxima Parada.  Infused with rhythmic variety, lyrical depth, and a strong sense of musical integrity, this four-piece band cites Ray Charles, The Wood Brothers, Bill Withers, and The Band as influences. They create anything from unadorned acoustic that captures the atmosphere of a summer morning to floor-stomping, dance numbers with enough passion to attract any open ears. [Read more...]


The Story Behind Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

March 30, 2015

We are proud to work with SIP Certified Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, one of a handful of vineyards that participated in the 2008 pilot program. Vault 29 recently posted a "Wine Mic Monday" from Nadia Zilkha of Laetitia Vineyards and Winery. You can read this excellent story on the brand, sustainability and bubbly on Vault 29's website. SIP looks at the whole farm, addressing the people, the planet and prosperity. I love when Nadia addresses the second "P", saying that her father, Selim Zilkha, "...is someone who really cares for the well-being of his employees...".... [Read more...]


Training on SIP & Wine Certification

February 27, 2015

Learn More about SIP & Sustainability We are available to talk about SIP Certification and sustainability. Being familiar with the talking points of SIP and how to best communicate sustainable farming efforts with customers is great for a winery staff and sales team. Thirty minute trainings are complimentary to certified participants. Please contact Beth Vukmanic Lopez at 805.466.2288 or beth@vineyardteam.org to schedule. SIP Certify Your Wines Share your sustainability by adding the SIP logo to your wine label.  Being able to use the logo on the bottle is a distinguishing feature of SIP Certification, and is an easy... [Read more...]


Moules-Frites + Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay

February 9, 2015

Having recently started to plan a trip to Belgium, I was excited to see one of the country's famed dishes suggested as a Valentines Day meal! Moules-frites, mussels cooked or steamed with onions and celery served with fries, sounds like a great alternative to a traditional romantic meal. So forget the chocolate and fondue, serve up your delicious dish with a glass of Chardonnay and you have a winning dinner over which to celebrate the day of L.O.V.E. Thank you to SIP Certified Kendall-Jackson for the inspiring recipe. [Read more...]