VOX SHOP

09 August, 2007

Would you stock wine in plastic bottles?

"If it doesn't affect the freshness or the quality of the wine I don't think it would make much difference. I don't think it would work with top-end wines ."

Jordan Smith

TJ's Liquor Store, Bacup, Lancashire

"My initial gut feeling is that I don't fancy pouring wine out of a plastic bottle and I don't think my customers would either. They have taken quite well to screwcaps, but I think plastic is a step too far."

David Henderson

Henderson Wines, Edinburgh

" If producers could bottle them at the same price as wine in glass bottles and people thought they were going to be beneficial to the environment, then yes ."

Michael Denny

Village Wines, Bexley,

south east London

"Probably not. We are fine wine merchants, so it's not something that would appeal to our customers, although they like screwcaps. However, I do think plastic would be a bigger step."

Dominic Lockyer

The Fareham Wine Cellar, Fareham, Hampshire




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I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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