Aussie 100% Carbon Neutral Wine The Toast Of Copenhagen

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For immediate release Thursday 10 December 2009

Aussie 100% carbon neutral wine the toast of Copenhagen

The world’s first 100% carbon neutral range of wines

based on the international standard for

Life Cycle

Assessment is the wine of choice, naturally, for dignitaries and consumers in Copenhagen as the world’s most

important environmental forum continues this week. 

Taylors Eighty Acres wines from the Clare Valley, South Australia have been specially requested for an official

function in Copenhagen today, Thursday 10 December to be hosted by Louise Hand, Australia’s Ambassador

for Climate Change.

The Ambassador for Climate Change 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


Mitchell Taylor, third generation CEO of Taylors Wines is delighted to provide his wines to the function. 

“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. 

“We hope our contribution is just one of many for the sustainability of our environment. Climate change will

affect the global wine industry greatly and our family business treats this issue very seriously,” said Taylor.

Last week, Taylors signed a deal to distribute the Eighty Acres range in Denmark. Consumers will have

access to the wines through Crown Plaza Copenhagen, the world’s first low energy and carbon neutral hotel,

Copenhagen airport and various embassies through Peter Justesen.

The Eighty Acres range of Taylors Wines was made 100% carbon neutral this year and released to the

Australian market in September 2009. The total carbon footprint is based on a full Life Cycle Assessment

(LCA) model compliant to ISO14044. This means that Taylors has offset all emissions associated with the

Eighty Acres range of wines from bud-burst in the vineyard to the disposal of the empty bottle – a huge feat

for this 40-year-old family business. 

To assist with the reduction of emissions, Taylors has moved the Eighty Acres range into O-I’s new Lean +

Green™ lightweight bottles. This new glass bottle is almost 40% lighter than the original glass used and

delivers a reduction in CO²e per bottle of more than 15%¹.

Taylors Eighty Acres available in Australia for RRP $13.95.


For further information or images, please contact Gillian Martin from Liquid Ideas on 02 9667 4211 /



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