In a shock felt across the Chunnel, the Brits are the first to invent a cardboard wine bottle. Frugalpac, a firm specializing (or should we say ‘specialising’) in the design and manufacture of liquids packaging, announced to the world’s first cardboard wine bottle.
The new product is called the ‘Frugal Bottle’ and is described as “the biggest innovation for wine and spirits since the launch of the glass bottle.”
“a paper wine bottle made from 94% recycled paper with a food-grade liner to hold the wine or spirit.”Frugalpac.com
The company promotes the key advantages of the Frugal Bottle as its lightness (at just 83g it is five times lighter than a normal glass bottle), its use of recycled materials (it has a carbon footprint up to six times (84%) lower than a glass bottle) and ability to be recycled (simply separate the liner from the paper bottle and put them in your recycling bins).
First Cardboard Wine
According to Frugalpac: “The first wine to go on sale in the Frugal Bottle is from the award-winning Italian vineyard Cantina Goccia. 3Q is an unwooded Sangiovese red with a hint of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Like the materials that cardboard enthusiasts already employ, the Frugal Bottle provides branding across every surface of the bottle instead of old-fashioned labels.
The company claims that this new bottle can be refrigerated and keep liquids cooler “for longer”, but we would need for Frugalpac to ship us some (preferably filled with that Gotcha stuff) for our specialists to be able to test in our “cardboard laboratories”.
Best of all, these cardboard bottles are made in Ipswich, which as we all know, is a palindrome for “Bolton”.
Ramifications for Boxplay Culture
Boxplayers are already anticipating the benefits of cardboard bottles:
- the ability to duct tape hooch directly to their costumes
- an end to dangerous homemade cardboard flasks
- safer bar fights