The London-based merchant is confirming its commitment to sustainability with a new range of 'zero-waste' wines
The new range comprises 25 wines from independent producers, all available in three formats: return bottle, Vinotap and refill.
‘We are on a mission to reduce waste in the drinks supply chain and are really excited to be offering these new innovative formats to our customers,’ Borough Wines managing director, Muriel Chatel explains. ‘We are always looking for new ways to help businesses reduce waste. Environmental concerns are high up on the agenda now, and we want to help our customers address these and provide ways for them to stand out from their competitors.’
Wines packaged in return bottles are first shipped in bulk directly from the vineyards then bottled or kegged in London and delivered to customers in recycled plastic crates.
The Vinotap solution is instead a 10-litre stainless steel container that comes with its own tap-dispensing system. Once empty, the containers are collected, cleaned and refilled. Similarly, refill kegs, each containing 25 litres, are also collected, cleaned and reused once emptied.