Wine in a plastic bottle? No thank you.

French winegrowers shrug off pride, bottle in plastic
AFP – A woman presents plastic bottles of Languedoc wines in Bordeaux. Tradition dies hard in the French Pyrenees, …

RIEUX-MINERVOIS, France (AFP) – Tradition dies hard in the French Pyrenees, but winegrowers are shrugging aside Gallic pride to bottle their wine in plastic to meet a demand for lighter, unbreakable bottles.
"Plastic bottles are difficult for me," said Pascal Fernandez, a winegrower from the Pepieux cooperative in the Languedoc. "In the French culture, a glass bottle with a natural cork is engraved in our genes."
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I for one, will not be buying this. I don't know how many times it needs to be reiterated that glass is 100% recyclable into another bottle. Plastic is not. Plastic can only be DOWNCYCLED into a different product.


MissesStitches said...

Boooooooo to plastic wine bottles! That's just not right! No way!

Rachelh said...

Here here! I completely agree. My husband is in the wine business, and while there are good reasons for not using natural cork stoppers, we consider plastic bottles a crime.

BTW - I'm a huge proponent of using cork for flooring, furniture, etc.. The more cork we use, the more cork oak forests will remain. It just doesn't work so well for wine.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

I bet your hubby has lots to say about this Rachel. I hope not many growers follow suit!

Nikki said...

Yuck! Not only is it not recycled 100% but everything tastes better in glass. Even my leftovers are stored in glass.
Not to mention there is not leaching and worry from BPA and all of the other chemicals in plastics.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Nikki, I couldn't agree more!