Jan 28 2010
By Lucy Shaw
The world’s lightest wine bottle will hit the shelves in UK supermarket Tesco this week. Tesco is using the 300g screwcap bottle, produced by Manchester-based independent wine supplier Kingsland Wines and Spirits, for its own label Australian non-vintage red. At 300g, the lightweight bottle uses nearly 30% less glass than the average wine bottle, creating less carbon emissions.
The Co-operative supermarket is also in talks with Kingsland over using the bottles, which have the same impact resistance as a standard 420g bottle.
‚We believe this bottle will become the future not just for UK filled wine, but also as a guide for global production,‘ said Kingsland supply chain director Michael Ford. www.decanter.com