US Launches First Reusable Wine Bottle System

A company in Oregon is launching a multi-use wine bottle system. The bottles are designed to be reused up to 50 times. Reported by Vincent Messmer.

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Torres Tests Reusable Packaging

The Spanish wine conglomerate is undertaking a trial run of supplying selected gastronomy establishments with reusable bottles, with potential plans for expansion across Europe.

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Recycling Rates in Europe. Glass Lags Behind in Germany

Recycling rates vary widely across, and within Europe. Germany is doing better with paper and plastics than glass, for example.

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UK Wants to Bottle India-Bound Scotch Whisky in Europe. What About Wine?

Indian media are covering a sticking point in Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The UK wants the freedom to bottle export shipments ‘in transit’. Robert Joseph wonders whether wine companies might consider this kind of model - despite its environmental implications.

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Devil's Advocate: Time to Take a Fresh Look at Bag-in-Box. For a Different Reason

Robert Joseph suggests that the way we are drinking wine is changing - and that this may represent a big opportunity for Bag in Box.

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Glass Manufacturer Resumes Production in Ukraine

After a Russian military attack in 2022 on the glass production facility in Gostomel near Kiev, Vetropack cautiously resumes operations. Safety measures have been implemented to protect the staff and the facility.

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Sweden Bids Farewell to Heavy Bottles

As a part of its commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the Swedish alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget, has outlined specific maximum weights and permissible CO2 emissions for single-use glass in its purchasing conditions. 

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Devil's Advocate: Wine Labels - Sexy or Sober? Sophisticated or Childish?

As Robert Joseph considers how to label a new Georgian blend, he looks back at designs over the last half century, and wonders slightly at the overt sexiness of quite highly priced wines from very different producers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Stop-Go in UK Approach to Recycling

The topic of glass recycling is at the heart of quite different discussions in two parts of the UK. An initiative, backed by the London Wine Trade Fair is attempting to clarify the situation.

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