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    by Arthur Balles­teros for KFOG

    Lis­ten Now!

    This morn­ing on Wine Wednes­day Ali­cia and I are joined by Nan­cy Light from the Wine Insti­tute to not only taste wine but to also talk about the grow­ing move­ment towards sus­tain­able wine pro­duc­tion through­out the industry.

    The Wine Insti­tute has a col­lec­tion of over 1,000 winer­ies and affil­i­at­ed busi­ness­es who act as the only group rep­re­sent­ing the indus­try at the state, fed­er­al, and inter­na­tion­al lev­el. They have been instru­men­tal in the pro­mo­tion of the Cer­ti­fied Sus­tain­able Wine Alliance, an orga­ni­za­tion that has devel­oped a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram and label­ing sys­tem that allows con­sumers to eas­i­ly iden­ti­fy wines that are pro­duced by winer­ies that have imple­ment­ed sus­tain­able wine­grow­ing prac­tices. Nan­cy brought along a cou­ple of wines that have gone through the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process, includ­ing a deli­cious and bright Arneis vari­etal from Ponte Win­ery and the delight­ful­ly dense J. Lohr Caber­net Sauvignon.

    Nan­cy also filled us in on all the hap­pen­ings around winer­ies in April for Down to Earth Month, which cel­e­brates the wine community’s com­mit­ment to sustainability.

    Lis­ten below and vis­it Dis​cov​er​Cal​i​for​ni​aW​ines​.com for more info on Down to Earth Month.”


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