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Knowing Your Wine Packaging

Whether you are looking forward to taking a box of wine bottles home or sending it over as a gift, packaging plays a major part in it. There is a certain method and certain types of material that are used when packing the bottles. With the recent recognition of the harm done by polythene and one-time use material, winemakers have made the effort to go green in a choice of appealing more to their client’s needs and wants. To understand wine packaging you must understand why and how it is packed in a certain way and how up scaling to an environmentally friendly packaging will affect the wine and how it’s transported.

Knowing your packaging

It is important to understand how the weight and the number of bottles you are sending may affect the way it is packed as well the shipping costs for it. When packing in the bottles, to avoid them touching each other inside the box, there are inserts custom made and placed. One insert is made from lightweight cardboard, where is it environmentally friendly and makes sure the box does not feel heavier as a result. The second alternative used as an insert is Styrofoam. Whereas cardboards are flexible and custom cut to fit in the wine bottles Styrofoam will be cut into a standard size and will be firmer in comparison to cardboard itself. The inserts can also vary depending on the number of bottles you are planning on shipping. If you are planning on shipping a large number of bottles, the better insert to be used for this is Styrofoam. Shipping companies are never gentle with the shipment products despite the enormous fragile sign printed on it. Even when it comes to transporting items such as personalised wine glasses and gift packs it is important pack in the breakable and fragile items with a firmer insert to ensure there is no breakage.

Going Eco-Friendly

With growing awareness, high-end winemakers in particular who can afford to make a change are switching up their packaging to almost a 100% recyclable material. This, in turn, attracts more customers and therefore more profit. As companies promote more glass recycling and make their boxes and other materials to transport their products with old newspaper and all reusable items, these leads to a positive domino effect that encourages governments and other companies and owners to get involved in environmentally friendly products as well. This new and improved method of wine packaging can lead to reducing the carbon footprint we have left as of yet by 55%, which in turn will continue to be better for us, the companies who encourage recycling and attracts more customers as a result. Taking wine making a step further ahead by encouraging environmental friendly products and methods of delivery we make space for a better future for younger generations as a result.