6 Green Ways to Bottle Wine

Staff Writer
The truth behind wine packaging

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Winemakers continue to make many decisions that impact the environment well after the wine has been made.

Both container choices and closure choices have implications on both the wine’s quality and carbon footprint. This might seem inconsequential at first, much like the roll inside of a roll of toilet paper, but when they are multiplied across all consumers of wine they can definitely add up. The roll inside the toilet paper can as well, but I moved on from there, try to keep up.

We’ll take a look at the various containers used for the sale of wine and consider the implication of each on both the wine and the environment. One has to keep in mind that shifting from one form of container to another is an expensive proposition, accounting for much of the resistance to and denigrating of various alternate forms of containers.

Click here for the 6 Green Ways to Bottle Wine Slideshow.

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth