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Aussie carbon-neutral wine the toast of Copenhagen
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Taylors Eighty Acres wines, from the Clare Valley in South Australia, has been requested for an official function at Copenhagen’s environmental forum today, to be hosted by Louise Hand, Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change.
The Ambassador is the lead Australian negotiator within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the head of the International Division of the Department of Climate Change.
Taylors Wines third generation chief executive officer Mitchell Taylor says he is delighted.
“We’re thrilled to supply our wines to such an important group of environmental leaders during the biggest environmental conference the world has ever seen,” he said.
“Climate change will affect the global wine industry greatly and our family business treats this issue very seriously.
“We hope our contribution is just one of many for the sustainability of our environment.”
Taylors Eighty Acres range was released in Australia during September and claims 100% carbon neutrality.
Its total carbon footprint is based on a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model compliant to ISO14044.
Taylors says it offsets all emissions associated with the range from bud-burst in the vineyard to the disposal of the empty bottle.
The Eighty Acres range is bottled in the O-I Lean + Green lightweight bottles, which are almost 40% lighter than traditional bottles.