Earth Month Spotlight: Sustainable Packaging

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Wine has been an essential part of human civilization for thousands of years. However, as consumer awareness of environmental issues continues to grow, the wine industry is facing new challenges and sustainable packaging is becoming an essential aspect of wine production.

Traditionally, wine has been packaged in glass bottles. Although glass is recyclable, its production and transportation require significant energy and resources. Sustainable packaging is an approach that considers the entire life cycle of a product, from the extraction of raw materials to the disposal of the packaging after use. By using recycled or biodegradable materials, wine producers can reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize the carbon footprint of their products. Examples of sustainable packaging include: lightweight and recycled glass bottles, TetraPak cartons, compostable packaging, bag-in-box, and canned wines.

Boxed and canned wines in particular are definitely trending in the wine world right now, and for good reason! They’re easy to store, transport, and serve- perfect for outdoor events like picnics, cookouts, and camping trips. These are some of our favorites for the season:

Isle Saint Pierre Mediteranée Rosé ($36)

Di Giovanna Sicilia Grillo ($32)

Chateau Maris PURE Red ($34)

Mad Med Le Rouge and L’Orange ($8)

Support sustainable practices and grab a box (or can) of wine at Tipsy!

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. Want to get regular, curated wine deliveries to your door every month? Join the Tipsy’s Wine Club! Tell us what kind of wine you like and how many bottles you want each month. We pick out the bottles, personalized to your taste, and ship out the bottles either monthly or bi-monthly, whatever is best for you. Find out more about our Wine Club here.