Approximate minimum weight (in pounds) of a filled bottle of wine. When empty, the bottles themselves range from 0.66 to 1.7 pounds, making glass the heaviest type of packaging for wine. About 77% of all wine is sold in glass bottles, even though glass bottles—manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and disposal—account for a whopping 40% of a typical winery’s carbon footprint.

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.