The Mason Dixon Wine
Though I don’t typically select my wine based on its carbon intensity, I found this study by Dr. Vino pretty interesting.
Tyler Colman, a PhD and wine blogger, examined the carbon footprint of wine and found that a “green” line exists, as shown above. For all states West of the line, it is more carbon efficient to consume wine trucked from California. For all states East of the line, it is more efficient to consumer wine bottled from France. Though a Bordeaux comes from a different continent, efficiencies in container shipping and shorter truck routes make it more efficient than trucking wine from Napa across the United States.
You can check out the study, “Red, White and ‘Green’: The Cost of Carbon in the Global Wine Trade” by Tyler Colman and Pablo Paster for more information.

The Mason Dixon Wine

Though I don’t typically select my wine based on its carbon intensity, I found this study by Dr. Vino pretty interesting.

Tyler Colman, a PhD and wine blogger, examined the carbon footprint of wine and found that a “green” line exists, as shown above. For all states West of the line, it is more carbon efficient to consume wine trucked from California. For all states East of the line, it is more efficient to consumer wine bottled from France. Though a Bordeaux comes from a different continent, efficiencies in container shipping and shorter truck routes make it more efficient than trucking wine from Napa across the United States.

You can check out the study, “Red, White and ‘Green’: The Cost of Carbon in the Global Wine Trade” by Tyler Colman and Pablo Paster for more information.

  1. pinot-noir reblogged this from dihard and added:
    I have a friend who insists that the wine industry could contribute substantially to carbon sequestration by turning all...
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    The Mason Dixon Wine Pretty interesting. I guess it’s a good thing I love my Pinot Grigio since the one that I drink...
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    ver interastin’ yaw!
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    Beauty never had a chance.
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    Or you could always drink locally. Washington is the second most wine-producing state in the country. I will stick with...
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    think about whenever I buy food/drink. Nice...have a breakdown for wine.
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    Stats like this will accelerate my desire to move back to California.
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    I guess I can use that as an excuse to start exploring more European wines instead of going for my default Oregon Pinots...
  15. adeandabet reblogged this from caro and added:
    Hrm. Good to know. Guess I’ll have to settle for that ol’ French crap
  16. mariahnotcarey reblogged this from byerinb and added:
    Interesting. I guess it’s a good thing the wines I enjoy the most (Red Zins and Pinot Noirs) often come from Cali…
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    This makes me curious about oranges from florida/california
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    This is interesting,...I’m pretty certain...UK (ie:...
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    The Mason Dixon Wine: For all states West of the line, it is more carbon efficient to consume wine trucked from...
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