Check out this nifty drum set made of old wine barrels.  Read more about the cool upcycling project at Inhabitat.

Check out this nifty drum set made of old wine barrels.  Read more about the cool upcycling project at Inhabitat.

I love that the lead singer of Tool now makes wine in Arizona. 
What was that about rock’n’roll-ers growing up?
Photo: The Tool Hotline. Original article from Sunset

I love that the lead singer of Tool now makes wine in Arizona. 

What was that about rock’n’roll-ers growing up?

Photo: The Tool Hotline. Original article from Sunset

Reuters: Lighter, greener plastic wine bottles gain favor

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.

And in wine news…

I recently did a story for Earth911 on a new California company that collects, washes and sterilizes used wine bottles and sells them back to wineries for reuse.

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.