How Green is Your Wine | 5 ways you can help the environment at home
The way we see it - you want to enjoy your glass of wine knowing that it has been sourced responsibly, and it’s our job to make that happen.
With this in mind, we have spent the last six months conducting an environmental impact study and implementing measures accordingly to make us super green.
In this blog we focus on small things you can do at home to make sure you can enjoy your wine, whilst donning your green halo with pride.
- Do your research
Buy your wine from reputable shops and online wine stores that provide information about the wines they stock. Who are their suppliers? What farming methods do they employ? How do they ship the wines from the vineyard to me? If they’re not shouting about it, then drop them an email to find out. Most of our growers are family owned estates with minimum intervention and sustainable land management. For full details on all our growers, click here.
- More is less
If you are having a party, or you have already sampled the wine you are buying, consider buying in bulk. Why? Well, firstly when you order a case of unmixed wine, there is no need for us to unpack and repack, thus saving on the use of materials like cardboard and plastic. Secondly, it may be possible to have the wine shipped directly to you from the supplier to reduce point-to-point movements.
- Be home
Ensuring you are home for your delivery slot reduces the need for couriers to make a return journey. Be home, rearrange, or ask a neighbour to help if you can no longer make it.
Glass bottles, cardboard packaging and some plastic packaging can be recycled. Find out what your supplier is using. To find out what materials we're using check out our recent blog here.
- Stay cool, but not too cool
Keep your wine happy by storing it in a dark room with a cool constant temperature. DO NOT store it in the kitchen as the room temperature is likely to fluctuate with cooking. When it comes to serving your wine chilled, put it in the fridge just a few hours before drinking. Prolonged storage in the fridge uses unnecessary energy and isn’t great for your wine.
Red Wine: 12˚C > 19˚C~
White Wine: 8˚C > 12˚C
Champagne: 5˚C - 8˚C.
Published on: September 10, 2018