Wines of Virtue - Environmentally Friendly Vino Add/Read Comments
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Why is it that it is only the cheap stuff (bag in box, litre bottles of red 'stuff') appear on the bottom shelf that are bottled in the UK? Those delicious Howard Park wines from Western Australia would be considerably cheaper if someone in a Southampton trading estate syphoned them into UK bottles... and we would could all feel terribly smug at being so... well... virtuous.
How many people lift up those weighty premium bottles and consider the environmental impact; not only of transportation but the energy and resources used to make such heavy bottles? Is it all modern perception? Why do we need bottles at all when we could use the 'sacks' such as those developed by Arniston Bay?
I ask as Waitrose has slipped on to their shelves four wines under the Virtue label.
"Wine shipped in bulk to save bottle transportation and then packed in lightweight glass. Quality-inspected at every stage."
The glass is made from at least 60% recycled material. (Can you not make wine bottles from 100% recycled glass??) The wines, two from Chile, one from Australia and two from California, retail at £3.99 each. Not exactly a premium wine price point.
At least the Chilean duo (Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay and a Merlot/Cabernet blends) are from a specific vintage - 2008. The California two are non-vintage.
Andrew BarrowScribblings Rating - 88/100 [ out of 5]
Andrew BarrowScribblings Rating - 86/100 [ out of 5]
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