Leftfoot Charley: Reuse Your Wine Bottles

leftfoot charley selling wine from the barrel photo

Image credit: Leftfoot Charley
Bring Your Own Bottle(s): Wine from the Barrel
We're not winos by any means, really we're not, but the carbon footprint of wine is a recurring theme here at TreeHugger. Whether it's the wine bottle versus box debate, or the discussion over shipped versus road-freighted wine, my colleagues and I are always on the lookout for ways that we can keep drinking with a clean(er) conscience. That's why I was delighted to hear that Michigan winery Leftfoot Charley is now offering drinkers bringing their own reusable bottles wine straight from the barrel - here's how it works:
For a limited time, like through June we're guessing, you will be able to reuse clean, unlabled wine bottles straight from our tanks. That's right - just like they do in Europe.

If you are planning to drink a wine this weekend or next, why waste the all the effort and packaging provided to ensure that the wine ages - why not drink it fresh from the source? LFC is reserving a limited amount of wine for bulk sales this spring.

Here's how it works:
Bring in (or purchase one from us) a blank, clean bottle. We will re-clean the bottle and fill it with our wine. It will get a generic LFC label, reusable cork (Screw tops accepted as well) and you are on your way. It will save you $2-3 off the same wine finished with a traditional cork.

I guess flying to Michigan for a taste test would defeat the purpose though...

Thanks for the tip Chelsea!

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