VOX SHOP

09 August, 2007

Would you stock wine in plastic bottles?

"If it doesn't affect the freshness or the quality of the wine I don't think it would make much difference. I don't think it would work with top-end wines ."

Jordan Smith

TJ's Liquor Store, Bacup, Lancashire

"My initial gut feeling is that I don't fancy pouring wine out of a plastic bottle and I don't think my customers would either. They have taken quite well to screwcaps, but I think plastic is a step too far."

David Henderson

Henderson Wines, Edinburgh

" If producers could bottle them at the same price as wine in glass bottles and people thought they were going to be beneficial to the environment, then yes ."

Michael Denny

Village Wines, Bexley,

south east London

"Probably not. We are fine wine merchants, so it's not something that would appeal to our customers, although they like screwcaps. However, I do think plastic would be a bigger step."

Dominic Lockyer

The Fareham Wine Cellar, Fareham, Hampshire




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