California wine’s sustainability dilemma

Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

This spring, as the first wines from California’s 2017 vintage are released — those rosés and light white wines destined for early consumption — some bottles will carry two brand-new stamps of earth friendliness on their back labels: the California Certified Sustainable logo, and the Sonoma County Sustainable logo.

These two similar-sounding logos are different, mind you, from the organic label, different from the biodynamic label, and different, too, from the Napa Green, Sustainability in Practice (SIP), Lodi Rules and Fish Friendly Farming certification programs.

It’s enough to make you wonder: Has California reached sustainability certification saturation?

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