Daily Wine News: Reusing Glass

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-19-2011

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In Napa, the Wall Street Journal reports, a start-up “wants to revive the practice of washing and refilling used glass wine bottles.” The reason? “Reusing a wine bottle emits 95% less carbon than recycling one… since recycled wine bottles must be melted down and re-formed before they enter the market again.” Tyler Colman (who is quoted in the WSJ article) has more commentary on his blog.

People are always asking Steve Heimoff about his “favorite wine.” He typically avoids the question — but out of curiosity, he “went into the database” to look at his highest-rated wines of 2011.

In Sauternes, harvest has started. It’s only mid-August. (H/T: Eric Asimov.)

In Press of Atlantic City, Ollie Tomasello, chairman of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, explains why New Jersey’s wineries have come out in support of direct shipping. He also takes Asm. Joseph Cryan to task for lying about the issue.

Hardy Wallace thinks you should buy 10-15 copies of Alice Feiring’s new book, Naked Wine.

Don’t friend the score, friend the preference. “Knowing the taste preferences of a wine critic… is essential to understanding their perspectives on scores and reviews.”

Just a reminder – if you’re interested in a new Riedel decanter or a snazzy corkscrew, enter our contest!

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