Truth in wine

UK-based wine delivery start-up Garçon Wines has launched a 75cl slimline wine bottle as part of its ‘letterbox’ wine project with online florist Bloom & Wild.

The company says that while design is a significant component in product development, it has a goal to tackle pollution from plastics waste. For that reason, it collaborated with RPC M&H Plastics to make bottles made from 100 per cent recycled polyethylene (PET) that retain the traditional Bordeaux wine bottle shape.

This has resulted in a lighter bottle than glass, but one that is tough enough to withstand the postal system because of its flat design that can fit securely and conveniently through a standard sized letterbox.

Said Santiago Navarro, chief executive of Garçon Wines: “The bottles are 87 per cent lighter and 40 per cent spatially smaller than traditional wine bottles which reduces carbon emissions from the wine supply chain.”

More information from Garçon Wines. Tel: 44 330 2234 123. Email: [email protected]Web: garconwines.com