THE REVIEW PROTOCOL
To reinforce PP’s free online resource library of actionable and repeatable sustainable solutions that bring climate action to life , and establish legitimacy and rigor in the PP process, all our solutions are going to be assessed by an expert
THE GOAL IS NOT TO JUDGE
WHAT IS SHARED,
BUT RATHER TO:
1. GUARANTEE ROBUSTNESS AND QUALITY OF EACH SOLUTION SHARED
2. GUARANTEE IT IS ALIGNED WITH A CLIMATE SMART STRATEGY AND PATH
3. SYSTEMATIZE AND STANDARDIZE THE INFORMATION
4. LEVERAGE SOLUTIONS CREDIBILITY
5. FACILITATE REPLICABILITY
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MEET THE EXPERT PANEL
MELISSA SAUNDERS, MW
Born into a family with a long history of producing Port, this was a natural career path for António. In 1983 he graduated from the University of Trás-os-Montes with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. In 1984, he joined Barros e Almeida where he was appointed head of viticulture and stayed there until 1992.
In 1992 he joined Taylor’s and Fonseca assuming the position of Head Viticulturist and in 2001 when Taylor’s & Fonseca bought the House of Croft, he then assumed control of Quinta da Roêda also.
As a winner of a number of awards, António is considered to be the leading viticulturist in the Douro Valley. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of each grape variety and of the traditional principles of viticulture. At the same time his commitment to preserving the region’s unique environment and ecosystem is key to him.
HEAD OF VITICULTURE AT THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP, PORTUGAL
A wine writer, author, magazine editor, and panel judge for 25 years, twelve of them spent in France, Johnson-Bell is the Founder of Oxford’s Wine and Climate Change Institute (2016) and is a consultant in adaptation & mitigation strategies, specialising in freshwater use, dry farming, and planting. Her BA is in International Relations. She has a Graduate Diploma in Law (Oxford Brookes University), a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Oxford’s OXILP), diplomas from Paris’s La Sorbonne and l’Institut des Sciences Politiques, and a diploma from the Oxford Adaptation Academy, Smith School & Global Climate Adaptation Partnership.
She is a Contributing Author to the 2019 United Nation’s Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 13 (Climate Action) with her Chapter Title: Climate Change and Water Management, and was a Global Team Expert in the June 2020 Global Report: Private Markets for Climate Resilience published by The Nordic Development Fund. Johnson-Bell lives in the UK where she is a member of the Welsh government’s wine Special Interest Group and is writing her next climate change book: Blind Drunk.”
WINE WRITER, AUTHOR, CONSULTANT, MAGAZINE EDITOR AND FOUNDER OF THE OXFORD’S WINE AND CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE, UK
Melissa Saunders is the CEO & Founder of Communal Brands, a wine import and distribution company specializing in environmentally responsible practices, the Director of Wine at The Good Goods, a reusable wine bottle initiative, and one of 149 women worldwide to become a Master of Wine. As a winemaker, distributor and published writer, Melissa passionately advocates for wine packaging strategies that will greatly reduce the industry’s environmental impact.
WINE DIRECTOR AT THE GOOD GOODS AND FOUNDER AT COMMUNAL BRANDS
Originally from Quebec, Michelle moved to Vancouver to complete her Bachelor, Determined to make her mark in the wine industry, she graduated with the highest honours from the International Sommelier Guild in 2003 and completed the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in 2005. Michelle was the co-owner of House Wine from 2003 to 2015, She also founded and was also the president of British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Michelle now lives and teaches WSET courses in Montreal and gives numerous training sessions including for wine associations such as Inter Rhône, Wines of Portugal and Wine Australia. Michelle first book “Dis-moi qui tu es, je te dirai quoi boire” was published in 2017. Michelle founded Tasting Climate Change, an international symposium to explore the challenges and solutions in the wine industry. In continuation with her work on climate change, she co-wrote a book called “Quel vin pour demain” which was published by Dunod in September 2021. The book talks about the solutions available for the wine industry to adapt and mitigate climate change. Ever the eternal perfectionist, she is continuing her studies at the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine.
CERTIFIED SOMMELIER, DIPWSET & CERTIFIED EDUCATOR
FOUNDER OF TASTING CLIMATE CHANGE
Michele Manelli was born in Sassuolo (northern Italy, close to Modena), raised in Paris and is living in Tuscany since more than twenty years. As a vintner in Montepulciano, he founded and developed Salcheto, a wine producing operation, as a model of sustainable efficiency, firmly convinced that businesses in general are the key actors for a new social progress.
Over the last decade he has been directly engaged in promoting projects of research, development and wine value-chain lobbying oriented to sustainability, such as the “Charter of Montepulciano for the Wine Carbon Footprint” (2010) or the “Forum for Wine Sustainabilty (2013-2015), for which he acted as co-founder and author of the “2014 Report on Sustainability” (www.vinossotenibile.org). His engagement pursued with a significant contribution the founding of Equalitas in 2016, a company controlled byt the Italian Federation of Wine Consortiums (FederDoc), which was born to promote sustainable business models along the wine industry and diffuse its culture in the wine world markets. Although tightly related to the wine sector, he joined and developed initiatives in the tourism, art and ceramics fields in Italy and abroad.
FOUNDER AND CEO AT SALCHETO
Miguel is Graduated in Animal Science and works in AVIPE since 2011. He has a post-degree in foresight, strategy and innovation and he is finishing a 2nd post-degree in oenology. His role in AVIPE is with technical support to farmers in integrated pest management, irrigation and nutrition. He also submits investment project to farmers, participates in education to farmers and has a role on sprayers inspections.
In the last year, he has started to get involved in R&D&I activities and projects, mainly European ones. AVIPE is involved in 4 on-going European projects with special interest on CO2 sequestration from wine fermentation and development of bio-fungicide. Last year, he was involved in an interreg med project about circular economy in the wine sector.
VITICULTURIST AT AVIPE, PORTUGAL
NICOLAS QUILLÉ, MW
WENDY CAMERON, MW
Nicolas Quillé MW was born in Lyon, France, into a family with three generations working in the wine business. Nicolas holds a Master degree in enology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy and a Master degree in sparkling winery management from the University of Reims in Champagne, an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine. Nicolas has worked for wineries in Burgundy, Provence, Champagne, the Rhône valley, the Douro valley, Oregon, Washington and California. Nicolas has more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry with an emphasis on viticulture, winemaking, quality control, wine business management, wine portfolio management and merger and acquisitions. He has judged at numerous wine competitions and is speaking at wine conferences on a regular basis. Currently, Nicolas is the Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer for the Crimson Wine Group based in Napa, California and he lives in Portland Oregon. Nicolas has a keen interest in transforming wine into the most natural and carbon free beverage. Therefore, he spends much time on worrying about saving our planet in relation to how grapes are grown and how wines are made. Nicolas is co-author of “Understanding Wine Technology, 4th edition”, one of the most recommend book explaining how wine is made.
COO AND CHIEF WINEMAKER AT CRIMSON WINE GROUP, USA
Wendy Cameron is an experienced winemaker who commenced her career working in her parent’s family winery in North East Victoria before joining Brown Family Wine Group.
There she spent the next 17 years, initially as a hands-on winemaker but then became Head of Winemaking where she had responsibility for the vineyards and wineries in Victoria and Tasmania and the development and production of their diverse range of grape varieties and wine styles.
Wendy has been a committee member of the Australian Society Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) and was awarded the inaugural ASVO Winemaker of the Year Award in 2012 and was made a Fellow of the ASVO in 2020.
Wendy became a Master of Wine in 2015 and has recently submitted her PhD “Effect of temperature on grapevine phenology” which she did at The University of Melbourne.