The Washington Post "Wine eco-certifications: What they mean and how to read them"
In this article posted on April 14th, Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post talks about what is covered by the different eco-friendly certifications in the wine industry.
"Sustainable certifications promote reduced use of chemicals, as well as other practices to preserve water, promote pest management and emphasize employee welfare. You may see labels such as Sustainable in Practice (SIP), a California program, or more regional icons such as Lodi Rules (Certified Green)... Be leery of greenwashing claims of “clean” or “better for you” wines, especially if they make health claims. Assertions of responsible farming can be meaningless when not backed by a third-party certification."
- Dave McIntyre
Click here to read about what McIntyre has to say about Organic certification, Biodynamics, and Certified B Corp status in the whole article.