Wines in alternative packaging

Glass bottle carbon emission graphic at IMW HQ

The real-time screen above reminded us tasters why we need to seek alternatives to the glass bottle.

On 11 November last year I was walking along the south bank of the Thames, returning from the noisiest wine tasting I have ever attended, one devoted to wine in packages other than glass bottles. And who should I see walking towards me on his way to the tasting but my very old friend Hugh Johnson, who has been writing about wine for closer to 60 than 50 years? No fuddy-duddy traditionalist, he knows that the arguments for putting everyday wine into heavy...