Going Beyond Glass

How different types of wine packaging stack up
Mar 31, 2012

Transporting wine remains one of the industry's biggest contributions to greenhouse gas emissions, according to two recent studies published in the Journal of Wine Research. No wonder eco-minded wine producers are switching to lighter-weight, more affordable, streamlined packages that can be easily compacted, widely recycled or even reused. Wine Spectator's Dana Nigro explains.

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