Wooden Wine Kitchen

Spanish couple Sergio Carratala and Petz Scholtus who live in Barcelona have made these kitchen cabinets from wooden wine crates and told the world how others can do them too.

Spanish couple Sergio Carratala and Petz Scholtus who live in Barcelona have made these kitchen cabinets from wooden wine crates and told the world how others can do them too.

Prefer wine in Glass bottles

A newly released survey from the University of Oklahoma finds that more than 98% of consumers (in the US) prefer to drink wine served out of glass bottles. They think glass keeps the taste and is also the most appealing. See the Survey here. Nearly 75% of the respondents (72.3%) believe glass is the best packaging material for…

A newly released survey from the University of Oklahoma finds that more than 98% of consumers (in the US) prefer to drink wine served out of glass bottles. They think glass keeps the taste and is also the most appealing. See the Survey here. Nearly 75% of the respondents (72.3%) believe glass is the best packaging material for recycling, compared with bag-in-box containers (4.8%). As written in Ambalaj post from 24 June some wines are beginning to appear on store shelves in PET bottles. This particular wine bottle design you find at Deviantart.

Wine in PET?

Boisset introduces Fog Mountain Merlot in a 1-L PET bottle. I recommend you to read through the article on Greener Package. You will see some statements about sustainability, which as always will give you different answers depending on who you ask. Boisset in this case, claims that the PET bottles have a smaller carbon footprint…

Boisset introduces Fog Mountain Merlot in a 1-L PET bottle. I recommend you to read through the article on Greener Package. You will see some statements about sustainability, which as always will give you different answers depending on who you ask. Boisset in this case, claims that the PET bottles have a smaller carbon footprint than comparable glass bottles and require less energy to produce, ship, and recycle. A big driver for these companies is of course cost – amount of material – which in many cases also drives environmental impact. A 1-L Fog Mountain Merlot PET bottle contains 33% more wine than a standard 750-mL glass bottle, even though the two bottles are similar in physical size. Interesting! I have always found it so interesting that the icon of a traditional wine bottle is so strong, that even if new technologies enable more efficient distribution – it’s hard to make a change. Consumers have a strong power whether this will be a success or not.

Matsu Wine

Matsu, an organic winery from the Toro D.O. Spanish Moruba is the design agency behind it.

Matsu, an organic winery from the Toro D.O. Spanish Moruba is the design agency behind it.

Japanese Packaging

Rewarded in the Pentawards 2008, Suntory´s wine package. An easy-peel label. When searching more on Japanese Packaging I found this interesting report from 2007. MANY different initiatives on eco-friendly packaging, including new technologies. Read more on Research and Markets site.

Rewarded in the Pentawards 2008, Suntory´s wine package. An easy-peel label. When searching more on Japanese Packaging I found this interesting report from 2007. MANY different initiatives on eco-friendly packaging, including new technologies. Read more on Research and Markets site.

Wine Packaging

  Tresdon, made of the design firm Icon Packaging. A wine package that transforms from in-store display to carry home packaging to reusable wine rack. In most cases today, wine is shipped in boxes with loads of styrofoam pellets as protection for the bottles. Whereas this package is useful for distribution and also from a consumer’s perspective. I don’t know about the…

 

Tresdon, made of the design firm Icon Packaging. A wine package that transforms from in-store display to carry home packaging to reusable wine rack. In most cases today, wine is shipped in boxes with loads of styrofoam pellets as protection for the bottles. Whereas this package is useful for distribution and also from a consumer’s perspective. I don’t know about the pricing…but inspiring.

By Kristina de Verdier on 12 October, 2008 In , , , ,