Check out this nifty drum set made of old wine barrels. Read more about the cool upcycling project at Inhabitat.
Plastic wine bottles may not affect the wine’s taste, as originally thought, but it’s still unclear which is greener: glass vs. plastic. Both materials are recyclable, and both rely on fossil fuel in their production and transport.
But hey, you know what’s really greener? Reusing wine bottles.
In other environmentally-related wine news:
This week, the Napa Valley Vintners announced they are finishing up a study of how climate change will affect wines in their region. Preliminary research indicates that Napa wines haven’t been affected yet, but will in the future.
And my brand-spankin’ new issue of Sunset Magazine came this week, featuring three wineries where you can refill old wine bottles for a discount. Check out the wineries: Seattle’s Wilridge Winery, Oregon’s Troon Vineyard and Santa Barbara’s Carr Winery.