Raise a glass to our eco-friendly wines
Founded in 2016, these British bottle designers have made it their mission to reduce the wine industry’s carbon footprint, by creating planet-friendly bottles (that even fit through your letterbox). Here’s how it works.
It’s plastic fantastic
Made from fully recycled PET, instead of glass or single-use plastic, Garçon’s wine bottles generate far fewer greenhouse gas emissions and use a fraction of the energy in production and transport.
Since glass bottles and their transport make up around 50% of wine’s carbon footprint, this simple swap makes all the difference to our planet.
It’s flat…in a good way
Now I may not know the difference between terroir and tannins but I do know that round bottles take up tons of space. Garçon have solved this through ingenious design — which is now widely recognised as the most significant advancement to wine bottles in the last two centuries.
What is this sorcery? Their bottles are only 40mm deep and totally flat, which means they save 40% of space and transport-related C02 emissions that contribute to global warming. Plus they’re a better fit for your fridge.
It’s lighter than air
…and i’m not just talking about their Sauvignon Blanc. Weighing in at just 63 grams, Garçon wine bottles are 87% lighter than an average 500g glass bottle. That’s not just great for you (no one likes to lug heavy bottles around), it’s good for the planet because it significantly reduces carbon emission across the supply chain.
If you think that means you’re getting less wine for your bottle, you’d be dead wrong. They hold a standard 750ml. Huzzah!
It’s zero waste with buckets of taste
Not only are the bottles made from fully recycled PET, they themselves are 100% recyclable with the label and cap. This means less plastic ends up in landfill or littered into our oceans.
There’s zero impact on taste and — here’s where it gets really, really good — this future-proof vino uses advanced barrier technologies to extend its shelf-life, so you can keep your Merlot fresher for longer.
So, you want to wine down on the good stuff?
If I’ve piqued your interest — great! That’s my job done, and I’ll celebrate with a generous glass of Garçon’s red. If you go on to pop a bottle in your box, even better. We’d love to know what you think.
*Note: These wines are available for a limited time only, starting the 13th May. You can order Garçon’s bottle of Hardy’s Nottage Hill Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc from the Gousto Market, once you’ve chosen your recipes for the week.
What is Gousto?
Dinner, but not as you know it. Our big red recipe boxes will help you whip up wholesome, impressive meals no matter your skill level, with all of the flavour and none of the fuss.
From everyday favourites and ten minute meals, to global cuisines and healthy choices, you’ll have over 50 recipes to choose from each week. We’ll send you step-by-step recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need too. Just pick what you fancy for dinner, and leave the planning to us.