Sustainability Category


Thach, L. (2016). Trying to Save Endangered Grape Varietals in the Republic of Georgia. Available at

Gilinsky, Armand, Sandra K. Newton, Thomas Atkin, Christina Santini, and Alessio Cavicchi (2015), "Perceived Efficacy of Sustainability Strategies in the United States, Italian, and Spanish Wine Industries: A Comparative Study", International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 27, Iss 3, 9-25-15.

Gilinsky, A. (2015). Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases. London: Palgrave/MacMillan Pilot.

Gilinsky, A., Newton, S.K., Atkin, T., Santini, C., Cavicchi, A., Casas Romeo, A., & Huertas, R. (in press). Perceived efficacy of sustainability strategies in the U.S., Italian, and Spanish wine industries: a comparative study. International Journal of Wine Business Research.

Thach, L. (2014). "Freemark Abbey sustains grape and wine quality."  Practical Winery & Vineyard, Oct. 2014, pgs. 67 - 70.

Thach, L. (2014). Is Being Sustainable Worth It for Wineries? Wine Spectator, Sept. 16, 2014.  Available at:

Thach, L. (2014).  "Dark Horse Ranch Vineyard:  A Mendocino County, California, Biodynamic Winemaker Explores Future Directions," chapter in Mora, P. (editor) Wine Business Case Studies: Thirteen Cases from the Real World of Wine Business Management.   SF: Wine Appreciation Guild.

Thach, L. & Olsen, J (2012). Green Wine:  An Exploratory Study of Consumer Environmental Protection Interests and Organic Wine Purchases. Refereed Paper presented at National Business & Economics Society Conference, Maui, Hawaii, March 8, 2012.

Thach, L. (2012). "Vineyard & Winery Cats: How They Help Sustainability Efforts in Sonoma County." March 26, 2012. Read the article here.

Gilinsky, A. (2012). "Frog's Leap Winery in 2011: The Sustainability Agenda", Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases, 19th Edition, by A.A. Thompson, M. Peteraf, J. Gamble, and A. Strickland. Learn more here.

Atkin, Thomas S., Armand Gilinsky, Jr., and Sandra K. Newton (2012). "Environmental Strategy: Does It Lead to Competitive Advantage in the US Wine Industry?" International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp 115-133. Read the abstract here.

Janeen Olsen, Elizabeth Thach, Elizabeth Hemphill, (2012) "The Impact of Environmental Protection and Hedonistic Values on Organic Wine Purchases in the US", International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 24 Iss: 1

Atkin, T., Gilinsky, A., & Newton, S. (2011). "Sustainability in the Wine Industry: Altering the Competitive Landscape?", 6th International Academy of Wine Business Research Conference, Bordeaux, France, June 2011.

Thach, L. & Olsen, J. (2010). "Marketing "Green Wine": New Study Provides Insight to Encourage Consumers to Buy Organic and Eco-Friendly Wines,"  Wine Business Monthly, Nov. 16, 2010. Read the article here.

Olsen,J., Nowak, L. & Thach, L. (2007). "Integrating Environmentally Friendly Behavior with Hedonic Consumption: The Case of Organic Wine," World Marketing Congress, Verona, Italy. July 12-14, 2007.

Thach, L. (2007). "Human Resouce Management Chapter," Lodi, Winegrower's Workbook, 2nd edition. Lodi, CA: Lodi GrapeGrower's Association. 

Thach, L. (2003). "Human Resources Chapter," The Code of Sustainable WineGrowing Practices, Birdseye, K., Ross, K. & Delott, J editions. San Francisco: The Wine Institute.

Thach, L. (July 2002). "Social Sustainability in the Wine Community." Wine Business Monthly, 9 (7), Pg. 56-63. Read the article here.