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Under WASP 2.0, new initiatives stemming from accumulated learnings over the past 10 years, include:

·       A first-ever partnership of its type with the World Wildlife Fund Portugal (WWF and known in Europe as the World Wide Fund for Nature)

·       A revamp of 171 demanding criteria to qualify for the WASP Certification Seal, with the goal of making the program more effective and inclusive

·       A heightened emphasis on adapting to rather than mitigating climate change, as well as emphasizing the circular economy. “Mitigating damage by using less water, for example, is no longer enough. You need to adapt, such as planting more heat-tolerant grape varieties,” underlines WASP coordinator João Barroso.

The Alentejo, with its traditional reliance on native grapes and strong sustainability credentials, registered an uptick of 12.7% in volume and 31.9% in value January through August 2022...

Portugal’s Comissão Vitivinicola Regional Alentejana (CVRA), aka Wines of Alentejo, confirms that four wineries in...

Portugal’s Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program (WASP) has been honored at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2020, as this year’s recipient of the annual Amorim Sustainability Award...

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