On the occasion of the next Vinitaly 2011, the international exhibition dedicated to wine, which will be held in Verona from 7 to 11 April, Winenewes, the site for lovers of good drink has launched the decalogue of the enno-enthusiast friend of the environment, which establishes a series of rules and principles to enjoy good wine without neglecting the nature that surrounds us.
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On the occasion of Vinitaly 2011, the international exhibition dedicated to wine, which was held in Verona from 7 to 11 April, Winenews, the site for lovers of good drink, launched the, which sets out a set of rules and principles for enjoy good wine without neglecting the nature that surrounds us.
In fact, in the Decalogue, there are tips and secrets to choose and buy the environmentally friendly wine, a sector that in recent years has seen more and more wineries engaged e wineries in the task of reducing the emissions of their production.
So let's see what are the ten points of vademecum to become a perfect eco-friendly drinker:
1) Choosing zero-kilometer wine: it is always good to buy wine in a cellar close to the area in which you live, in this way the distances from the place of production to the place of consumption are shortened;
2) Opt for organic and biodynamic viticulture, which uses only natural substances (or obtained by man through simple processes);
3) Choose the cellars with environmental certification (ISO 14001 or EMAS), which guarantee the ecological commitment of companies;
4) Alternatively, it is advisable to opt for “environmental friendly” wineries, which in production adopt eco-sustainable practices, even if they have no official certification;
5) Purchase wine in lightened glass bottles, which allow you to save energy during production and consequently cut CO2 emissions;
6) It is good to prefer i wines labeled with recycled paper;
7) Save money with “collective” purchases, made through the GAVs, Wine buying groups, made up of wine enthusiasts, who prefer to "skip" the mediation of the shop by going directly to the producer;
8) Always consider that glass and cork are 100% recyclable and reusable;
9) We cut waste! If the wine is left over, we can use it in the kitchen to enrich our recipes;
10) Soon we will have the wine with the “carbon footprint” on the label, which will indicate how much CO2 has been emitted for the production of the wine.
So, drinkers from all over the world, are you ready to face the next Vinitaly in an eco-sustainable way?
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Read the complete decalogue