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Lamb and Rosemary Pot Pie


Lamb is such an Easter tradition and as lamb is also such a great partner for our more serious reds, […]

Italian Easter Bread


We continue our baking streak for Easter. Not only does the long weekend give us more time to try something […]

Easter Eggnog Wine Cocktail Recipe


Easter Eggs have never been taken to this level! Try our all grown up Easter Eggnog wine cocktail as a […]

Croissant Cake – the perfect Autumn bake


While a summer Christmas is challenging for traditional Christmas roasts and gravy’s and puddings, South Africans are better-off weather-wise when […]

Baking Babka for Easter


Bread has a very strong link to Christian religious ceremonies and a variety of Easter breads are made during Easter […]

Green Mary Wine Cocktail Recipe


Ingredients 2 medium-size green or yellow tomatoes 90 ml water dash green jalapeño tabasco 2 x dash bitters 15 ml […]

Celery Sour Recipe


Celery Sour Ingredients 30 ml    gin 15 ml    freshly squeezed lime juice 15 ml    simple syrup 45 ml    fresh celery […]

Carrot and Orange Cooler


Carrot and Orange Cooler Ingredients 60 ml    fresh-pressed carrot juice 30 ml    blanco tequila 30 ml    fresh orange juice 30 […]

Pinot Noir & Porcini Risotto


The earthy notes of our 2015 Culinaria Pinot Noir are beautifully echoed in the autumn flavours of this porcini risotto. […]

Tomato, Baby Marrow and Aubergine Gratin


Ingredients 1 kg ripe, firm tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 350 g baby marrow, preferably mixed green […]

Weighing in on green wine packaging



, Weighing in on green wine packaging
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Wine economists estimate that it can take as much as 120 liters of water to produce a single glass of wine if you follow the product chain from start to finish. As a result, wine producers are reevaluating the way wine is packaged in a bid to be more eco-conscious.

The weight of wine packaging is a big issue to consider. A standard filled 750 ml wine bottle weighs 1320 grams. In comparison, an empty PET bottle weighs only 56 grams. Mass wine producers are looking towards PET, eco-bottles and Tetra-packs to package wines in a lighter way.

For fine wine, extreme eco-options like Tetra Packs are not viable, as they cannot store wine for a long time. Instead, winemakers are looking towards cutting their environmental footprint by recycling wine bottles and storing wine in kegs.

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