Whenever I pick up the bottle, I am shocked by how thick the glass is compared to a can of jelly. This was also noted by others. Last year, a column in the Napa Valley Register pointed out that wine bottles seem to have added more than a pound in recent decades. Trying to cope with this trend, the production of thinner bottles is called \"light\" Earlier this year, I spoke with Kevin Stevens, vice president of marketing at Owens, on this issue A large glass bottle manufacturer in IllinoisMr. Stevens noted that some impressive progress has been made in other departments. He told me that today\'s beer bottles are 30% lighter than they were 20 years ago. Coca- Coca-Cola said that the super-bottle released in 2007 was 40% stronger than in the past, but 20% lighter. He said the wine industry has been slow to adapt. Part of the reason, Stevens says, is the taste of its customer base. “The high- Terminal wine may not be a trade --off,” he said. For wine makers who want lighter bottles, one of the most obvious places to lose weight is the bottom of the bottle. The cavity at the bottom contributes to the aging deposit, but this feature of the bottle is heavy and expensive. So, is it really necessary if your wine is not aged? âx80x9d Mr. Although Chardonnay will be consumed within six months, a bottle of champagne could be stored for years, Stevens said. Last year, the bottle at the ferce vineyard in California was made by Owens. Illinois has announced that it is eliminating the bottom cavity in order to be green and save on glass costs. Mr. Stevens pointed out that manufacturers of other alcoholic products, especially those such as vodka, scotch whisky and tequila, usually move in the opposite direction, thickening the glass. Everyone wants to improve their product a bit and put it in an expensive- It looks like heavy containers, so they can charge $100 for that, he said. ( A small retailer has recently reversed this trend. ) The good news for Green is that most of the glass that goes into wine, vodka or other bottles is recycled; The goal of the Glass Packaging Institute is that their customers will use 50% recycled glass by 2013. Comments are no longer accepted. This is not the use of extra glass, but the weight in transit. In fact, if the consumer group of wine is not so snobbish, it can be bottled in plastic. How about the use of Lebao wine? Most notably, these were used by the three bandit lines. For most wines, this package can extend the shelf life, reduce shipping costs, and it is definitely easier to put in the refrigerator! They can also be recalled. We finished drinking the wine. Snobbish way and continue the next century, OK? I totally agree. I also want to plug in an environmental protection plug (so to speak…) For real cork stoppers, not plastic stoppers or screws. If the market for real cork from cork oak (quercus suber) Trees that grow in southern France, Portugal, Sardinia and elsewhere, these beautiful forests will also disappear. Keep the cork! Plastic is a tricky substance, Michael. The glass is not porous. It may be too early to suggest that plastic can hold 12- 16% abv does not leave a taste or blend into the drink for a year, not to mention the decades that some of us want to keep the bottle. I can\'t think of any other beer or liquor that is made of plastic besides very cheap plain brand liquor. Why do you think this is? Is there a reason why we can\'t deposit on the bottle and have the winery reuse the bottle? If the only reason the cork forest exists is to supply the grape wine bottle stopper, is it really an eco-friendly plug that promotes the cork bottle stopper? Maybe it\'s better to have a cork forest than to have a ribbon mall, but if the demand for a cork forest evaporates, the cork forest will turn into a strip mall or will it return to \"front\"vinovile” (deliberate :)state? I think we look at this from a consumer perspective and we can do better in this era! A real improvement will be the re-use of the glass bottle system. They can be cleaned by industry rather than recycled. This means that for those bottles that want the best quality and those that want to reuse, a thicker bottle with a cavity would be better. The same system works well with plastic bottles in countries like Norway. Not low production. Plastic bottles for Coke, etc. , used by manufacturers All sellers are obliged to sell and refund the bottle deposit. Paul, keep in mind that wine consumption will exceed 95% in the first 6 months or within a year. Most bottles will not improve as the bottles age, and many will get worse soon. No one said that Castle Margao should start to lighten the bottle or put the wine in the box. It is a wine that is consumed daily and can be easily converted into lower weight, recyclable, more energy-efficient packaging and benefits. The two major spoilers of wine quality-light and oxygen-were well relieved by using the wine box. There are many new, high quality boxed wines ( 4 bottles for $20) Now in the market, I urge you to try one of them. This is a trend of daily drinking in Europe and I can\'t wait to see more in the US. The wine bottle initially became heavier to allow the wine cellar to stack with each other, sometimes reaching the height of 20 bottles and not broken by weight. This requires heavier glass than it needs today, and today we all have a system for storing wine bottles without one touching the other. To be sure, some savings can be made by reducing the weight of the bottle, but whether that would be important, since the cheapest part so far is the bottle. For me, the better thing the wine industry is considering is a legal charge of $10 per bottle of $10 wine, these days, don\'t try to get $50 for it, instead, get more profit by using less glass in the bottle. There is a real shortage of cork around the world, and if it is replaced with stelvin screw cap and only forest is left, the wine industry will get better service. The screw cap can save the wine better and open it easier. It’s ill- We built snobbish, both plastic and real, to fight the cork. I chose my favorite vin ordinaire in large part because it is a screw cap. I would love to give up the ceremony of opening the bottle. As for glass bottles, there is no reason to require small barrels in bottles used for the vast majority of wines that are filtered and consumed within a year or two of bottling. Leave exquisite bottles for those things that need to be aged. Even new bottles are still heavy, so wine lovers may be able to placate their conscience by vowing to give up the most irresponsible and unnecessary development of the past decade-bottled water. In Sardinia ( The only example I personally know) Cork trees and small woods are protected and cultivated because they are useful and profitable for those who own them. The ranch is available (i. e. , No tree at all)or development. Some cork forests will survive in protected forests or because they are good for hunting wild boars, but many others will not be so lucky. The common areas of Cork are often not rich, the land is used, or abused, which is necessary for people\'s livelihood. Don\'t \"eat View\" in this case, but drink view! Salute! Ignorant comments about using plastic instead of glass, don\'t even think about it. Glass is green, silicon is biologically neutral, completely recyclable and has no adverse effects on the environment. Plastic is not really recyclable, is not biologically neutral and is harmful to our environment. Who should Chardonnay drink sez in six months? If it\'s $10, will water. But I drank $50. $75 chardonnay. Five years old. 10 years if properly stored. I am a big supporter of \"box wine. Wine only uses cardboard and recyclable plastic bags, and the wine will last for two weeks once opened. Being cork- Free guarantee it will never go bad, how much you can drink as much as you like without worrying about corruption. Plastic cork is a nightmare. The actual Cork is easier to break, or the cork is broken, which is a way! ! On Monday, Whole Foods put a glass of French wine in a plastic bottle with a small label saying, \"a glass of French wine in a plastic bottle? That\'s all I know. This bottle does look much smaller than your usual bottle. I don\'t know why. I bought it immediately. after Lent! ) For convenience. How green it is? I don\'t know . . . . . . Oh Katie, Cork is made from a sustainable practice of often harvesting the bark of a cork tree, kind of like cutting wool from sheep, this makes Cork the most sustainable, eco-friendly and practical way to top. Glass and Cork are eco-friendly materials, they are natural even if not recycled and biologically neutral. Just as you people want to destroy the planet with your ignorant comments on glass and Cork. When I was a kidin the 70’s) Beer and soda are served in recyclable bottles. You have to pay $2. One nickel per bottle, the rest of the box) There is a deposit for each case, so we are very careful not to break or lose the bottle. I am sure there is damage loss, but in general, it is cheaper to wash a bottle than a new one. cycling. Wine bottles can be made in a variety of styles and colors, and can also be re-madeused. It is common sense to use recyclable items, and it is clear that the plastic, glass and beverage industries refuse to accept this. Seriously, do you really want a 20 oz plastic soda bottle? As a society, do we ask for this? As I recall, 16 ounces of glass is OK. Where are the environmental activists? As noted in 1, the real problem with heavier glass bottles is not the cost of the glass, but the fuel needed to transport the glass. For the sake of heart health, my spouse and I should have a drink every day. Not simple-knocked- One bottle, we changed the box. The wine is still fresh. Taste after consumption time, and the wine in the glass bottle will taste in a short time. While entertaining, we still buy a bottle of wine for snobbish reasons, we rarely do it, but about 360 days a year, we spend a cup of things in the box happily every day Also, there is no motivation to finish the last point in the bottle to avoid leaving almost- Empty bottles sitting around. Maybe my taste is not delicate, but I can\'t taste the difference between the wine in the bottle and the wine in the bagin-a-box. Glass bottles are useful in restaurants or old years, but for most private customers, this bib seems to be more suitable for wine. The bib is lighter and less prone to breakage. It is also more concise in shape. Every truck of goods from wine merchants can hold more wine and less packaging. Cylindrical bottles create wasted space between each bottle. Why burn more fuel from delivery trucks, release more carbon dioxide, generate more flow, and make more potholes? This article ignores that glass costs have been steadily increasing over the past few years. This is not a huge concern for wines that retail for $20 or more. However, most wines sell for less than $5, while glass does not account for a fraction of the cost. In addition, as a person who handles thousands of bottles a day, thin glass is a safety hazard. When the bottles break, they not only cause the wound, they also cut the tendon or small muscle. The thinner the glass, the easier it is to break, and the more likely it is to have air time after hitting the concrete floor. Also, keep in mind that many people who store these wine shelves for you do not have insurance. Plastic is the way forward. Many bars still have returnable beer bottles, which, according to dealers who used to supply our party in Baltimore, were damaged there, about 5%. For ready-to- Drinking wine, we need to consider alternatives like Tegra and box. We also need to consider cleaning and reuse. However, we should seriously consider shipping in barrels and filling them closer to consumers. Glass or plastic is important, but transportation is the killer here. The best and most eco-friendly answer is to simply remember that cleaning and refilling is done locally when bottles are returned and reused. Milk, Coke, beer, wine and seltzer are provided by small local family companies. It\'s not a long time ago. I\'m in my early thirties. I remember drinking the doctor\'s wine. 8 ounces of pepper My grandmother had glass bottles in the wooden box in the kitchen. When I was very young, my father sent milk in glass bottles. We need to say \"no\" to large companies that ship disposable containers across the country \". One of the biggest problems with the bottle is that it usually opens once it is opened, especially red wine. If you don\'t drink all the wine, you end up throwing away the good wine. With the box you only drink what you want and the rest stays good for a longer period of time. I also believe that since the box is square, more wine can be obtained for each \"cube. The average bottle is 750 ml, so it is 8 liters for 12 bottles in a box. This quantity is easily included in only two boxes of wine in a much smaller space. In the overall design and distribution of consumer goods, the weight of packaging materials should be an important consideration, because lighter materials help reduce fuel consumption and reduce transportation costs accordingly. In my opinion, the equally important consideration is the use of space and the efficient use of shelf space, whether at the point of sale or during distribution and warehouse storage. Now is the time for marketers to focus on these considerations in their efforts to embrace \"green\" designs. I work at a recycling center in Arizona and just wanted to add some simple facts to this discussion. The glass can be recycled indefinitely and the quality will never decrease. At present, at least 25% of recycled materials are contained in all glass bottles and cans. Plastic can only be recycled several times and will almost always become products such as carpets or auto parts that will not or cannot be recycled when it is no longer available. 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