Enjoying great wine shouldn’t cost the earth

It's time for change

The design of glass wine bottles has barely changed in 200 years. But the amount of bottles and how we ship them around the world really has - and it has become unsustainable.

We believe that drinking great wine is a joy we all deserve. Boxed wine is the smartest alternative, and improvements in the materials used to create the bags means great quality wines will stay tasting great.

Uses less energy

Making glass requires temperatures of over 1500°C, which is one of the reasons that the carbon footprint of wine stored in bottles is a whopping 9x higher than for the same wine stored in boxes. If you enjoy a bottle a week, you could save 20kg of CO2 emissions over the course of a year by switching to boxes. That’s the same as leaving a 42" HD TV on non-stop for a month!

Easier to ship

Your wine goes on quite a journey before it ends up on your wine rack, requiring long journeys on lorries or across the sea. They are heavy (a tonne of wine in bottles requires 720kg of glass) and round bottles can’t be tightly packed which means a lot of wasted space. Plus they need to be shrouded in additional plastic packaging to avoid breakages. A triple-whammy of environmental misery. 

Less wine wasted

Every year in the UK, the equivalent of over 620 million bottles of wine are poured away because they aren’t consumed fast enough. That could fill over 5,000 swimming pools! Boxed wines stay fresh for 6 weeks after opening, so you can enjoy a cheeky midweek glass safe in the knowledge you won’t have to waste a single drop.

Boxed wine is a sustainable choice which doesn’t compromise on taste, design or convenience

How to recycle your boxed wine

Recycling bag

Calling for change

The wine industry is long overdue a change when it comes to sustainable packaging, and we’re excited you’re joining us in being a part of it.