A wine bottle refers to either the unit of volume used to describe sales in the wine industry or to the container that holds wine. We are interested in the latter. Through the years, wine bottles have differed in volume and shapes with each type identified with a particular name. While glass was the traditional material used to embrace the beverage, plastic bottles are also used around the world from time to time. Wine bottles may be used as vessels for secondary fermentations.
Although each type of wine bottle has its own particularities, they all share similar anatomy: a wide body for the wine to sit in that smoothly transitions to a slender neck thanks to rounded shoulders and a metal capsule to protect the closure of the bottle which can consist of a cork stopper or of a screw-top cap. Its graceful anatomy can make the wine bottle somewhat difficult and interminable to properly clean by hand. For wine producers, it would seem wiser to give up entirely on that task instead of misusing hours and hundreds of dollars on personnel to carry it. Moreover, this never-ending activity only results in a useless waste of water and energy. Indeed, as well as risking the propagation of bacteria if your dish brushes or sponges aren’t washed after each use, your bottles will never have the optimal hygienic conditions to contain wine as humans simply cannot bear the temperatures needed to properly sanitize dishes.
As a result, many wine producers choose to, instead, constantly buy new bottles which contributes to the carbon emission of the wine industry of which 60% comes from the production of bottles.
To save the planet, it would be wiser to recycle bottles while paying attention to the energy and water that is being used during the cleaning processes.
This task is made easier by Aquatech-BM’s energy-efficient bottle washing technology which has low water consumption. Not only will this equipment save you time and money by washing 12 loads of bottles per hour, but it will also allow you to do your part in the reduction of the wine industry’s carbon emissions.