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About this Episode

Jane Anson joins Robert Tas today to talk about the future of wine and sustainability in the wine industry. Jane is a graduate of the DUAD tasting diploma with the Bordeaux Institute of Oenology and an accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin. She has lived in Bordeaux since 2003, has won several awards for her writing and is the author of Inside Bordeaux, and is the co-author or translator of over a dozen wine and travel books. You can read Jane's article on sustainability and luxury wine at janeanson.com.

Key points include:

  • The perception of luxury in wine

  • The next generation of wine consumers

  • New packaging for wine


Transcript: Sustainable Luxury with Jane Anson

Jane Anson on Sustainable Luxury

Article Link: https://janeanson.com/can-luxury-wine-live-without-glass-bottles



RT: Hello and welcome to CorkRules! 

A podcast where we usually review a Wine List from your favorite restaurants. But today we have a special episode dedicated to learning about sustainability in the world of wine. 

I’m your host Robert Tas along with our special guest Jane Anson. She is wine expert, whose been living in Bordeaux for 20+ years, who is a published author with many books from her Inside Bordeaux which is one of my favorite wine bibles to many others.

RT: Jane thank you for joining here on CorkRules.

JA: Thank you. It’s great to be here.

RT : So let’s get started. I read your article – can luxury wine live with out glass bottles? Which I thought was fantastic and provactive which  led us to this conversation. In preparation for our talk today, I started doing some research on sustainability in the wine world and quickly realized that there are so many views of it.

Can we start by helping us by defining what sustainability is in the wine world? Help Frame it for our listeners.  (Farming to materials to transport)

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Can you share where you think the wine world is regarding sustainability?

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59% of people, including me believe that wine bottles are environmentally sound? Don’t we recycle glass?

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How can we recycle more? What about recycling the wooden crates?

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What about its carbon emissions impact?

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Help us define the various opportunity areas? Farming to Transport?

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What about different packages? Are boxed/canned wines the future? Will the premium houses offer new formats? Will consumers buy it?

JA: 

Do you really think the premium brands will adjust? Latour in can or box?

JA: 

New formats seem like an opportunity for younger generation to get exposed to wine, could this be something we see more of?

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Isn’t more expensive to be sustainable? Can wine producers afford it? Will costs be pasted on the consumer?

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How do you think we will measure our progress here? Will there be independent governing bodies who will play a role?

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Do you have thoughts on how the industry can rally together to tackle this challenge?

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Any last thoughts for audience to consider?

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RT: Jane, thank you so much for joining us here on CorkRules. We are so grateful for your insights.

To our audience, thank you all for joining us here on CorkRules.

We are looking forward to being with you on another CorkRules episode soon. In the meantime, please check out our website for all our other episodes of your favorite restaurant wine lists and great content.

We look forward to being with another CorkRules episode soon. Cheers.





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