Beverage Industry

New PaperBoy wine bottle made of cardboard, plastic

January 15, 2014

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 As a sustainable packaging option, wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. released a paper wine bottle. Branded as PaperBoy, the wine bottle consists of a molded outerTruett-Hurst Paperboy wine shell in the shape of a wine bottle that is made from recycled cardboard with a plastic liner. The entire package is 85 percent lighter than a glass bottle and is recyclable, the company says. Inside the PaperBoy bottles are appellation-based, super-premium wines sourced from the Mendocino and Paso Robles growing regions and crafted by winemaker Virginia Marie Lambrix, the winemaker for VML. The introductory PaperBoy wines are a 2012 Paso Robles Red Blend and a 2012 Mendocino Chardonnay, which retail for $14.99 and $13.99, respectively.