Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday, Feb

Verallia: Making glass bottles green


By Great Wine Capitals

The glass bottle has undoubtedly played one of the most significant roles in the history of the wine industry. The first records of glass bottles date back to 1500 BC and it is due to the impermeable, watertight nature of the glass wine bottle that we can continue to enjoy wines that are hundreds of years old today.

Wine bottles can survive many years in a dusty cellar, be transported around the world and live to tell the tale even after dramatic events and disasters. Take for example the sunken bottles of Champagne recovered from a shipwreck some 170 years later, and still reportedly taste good due to the preservation power of the glass bottle.

Glass has been essential to the preservation of wine over many centuries and continues to sustain the industry today. Thus it is quite fitting that last year’s Great Wine Capital’s ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ Award winner in Sustainability in Mendoza was Verallia, one of the world’s largest glass bottle producers.

Producing more than 16,000 million bottles annually, sold into more than 45 different countries, Verallia’s presence isn’t limited to its headquarters in Mendoza. It is...[Read More]

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