06/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Green Wine: Bag-In-Box Has Smaller Carbon Footprint

Vineyards are perhaps one of the most entrepreneurial of ventures. Long the dream of many a corporate worker and the fulfillment of one by celebrities and those willing to spend lots of hours and lots of dollars to make it successful, wine is in the green news this week.

The recent announcement that Almaden and Inglenook wines will switch form 3-4 liter jugs to Bag-in-Box (BIB) packaging was a big one.

The company bills itself as "the world's most cost and carbon efficient vintner" for its use of BIB packaging, which it claims has less than half the carbon footprint of bottled wine in terms of energy needed for glass production and transportation.

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