Languedoc Wines Shipped by Sail

Going green is permeating more and more parts of manufacturing, business and retail everyday and the French wine industry is no different. To reduce the carbon load incurred during shipping, fifty Languedoc wine producers have been selected to ship their wines via boat to Dublin, Ireland and eventually other locations.

The first shipment of wine by sail since the 1800′s it is certainly a step in the right direction for the environment. These vessels will also serve as a wine tasting spot — a chance for the wines to be promoted locally. Compagnie de Transport Maritime a la Voila (CTMV) is making waves bringing 60,000 bottles in the first shipment which will return to France carrying an equivalent weight of crushed glass to be recycled into new wine bottles.

Sounds like a win-win to me!

By Laura Malesich. Source: Luxist