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Champagne bottles going green?
Published on 03/09/2010

Champagne enthusiasts may be interested to hear a vineyard in France has redesigned the bottle on its beverage in order to go green.

Pommery in France has changed the shape so it can cut down on the carbon emissions associated with transporting the product across the globe.

Master vinter at the establishment Thierry Gasco claimed the future of Champagne - which is often found in luxury gift hampers - is changing.

"We are slimming the shoulders to make the bottle lighter, so our carbon footprint will be reduced to help keep Champagne here for future generations," he added.

Industry experts expect the restyled bottle will be adopted by other Champagne producers from next April.

Bosses at Pommery have reportedly encouraged its labour force to commute to work by train rather than car in order to reduce pollution.

Last month, Gerard Liger-Belair from the University of Reims suggested Champagne should be served as though it is a glass of beer, as when it is poured vertically it can lose its bubbles.

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