The latest in wine packaging

New in Bottling:
The world's first PET Plastic wine bottle. Why PET? Plenty of great reasons. PET bottles have a 50% lower carbon footprint than glass bottles and are lighter to ship and easier to recycle. Unbreakable, so perfect for a summer picnic. Wine.com sells PET bottles individually, or as parts of Gift Sets (Eco Trio $29.99)

Wine: Fog Mountain 2006 Merlot ($11.99) Dark ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam. Mouth-filling black cherry, dusty chocolate, and blackberry flavors finish soft with ripe plum notes.
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Boxes are Back! Octavin Home Wine Bar:
This wine "mini keg" complete with a tap, is perfect for everyday drinking, parties and the person who likes just one glass of wine with dinner. Octavin's design prevents oxidization, so wine stays good for up to 6 weeks. Again, less glass = less waste, by choosing a non-glass package you reduce packaging waste by 85% and carbon emissions by 55%. Each Octavin contains 4 bottles of wine - a great value.

Wine: Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc ($23.99).
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Summer Party Time. Bubbly in a Can:
What could be easier or more fun for a pool party than a cold can of bubbly with an adorable straw? It screams party time. Sounds weird, but its delicious and brought to you by the well known winemakers at Coppola. Easy to tote and totally recyclable.

Wine: Francis Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs 4-Pack ($13.79). This bubbly bursts with rich pear, honeysuckle, and exotic passion fruit aromas. Notes of bright lemon and honey evident on the refreshing, mouth-tingling finish.
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>> This product is also available at Wine.com's Berkeley Retail store.

About wine.com:
Wine.com is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, according to Internet Retailer magazine's annual ranking of websites by revenue, offering thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets and monthly wine clubs. Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts, whether shopping for themselves or sending a gift, by offering a great selection, low prices, convenient delivery and helpful information. Wine.com is the world's most visited wine web site, according to research conducted by comScore Media Metrix. For more information, visit the company's website, its blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

About Gwendolyn Osborn:
Gwendolyn holds an advanced certificate from the London-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust and will soon achieve the Diploma certification from the same organization. Previously, she was the education coordinator for the Wine Spectator School, an online wine education program that teaches and promotes wine appreciation. She also worked extensively in the New York and San Francisco area with Uncorked Events, teaching seminars in wine and helping to organize larger tastings. More recently, she opened and managed Wine.com's Retail Outlet in Berkeley, CA.Her educational pursuits in wine have led her to travel extensively in wine regions, including France, Italy, Oregon, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and of course, California, meeting with top winemakers around the globe.

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