Lighter Wine Bottles

HOPLAND, Calif. (AP) - October 31, 2008

Fetzer Vineyards is using lighter glass bottles.

The Northern California winery says the new bottle design is about 14 percent lighter and will save more than 2,200 tons of glass a year.

Consumers might not notice the difference.

The trim bottle design is the same shape and color of the older style.

But it has a flatter bottom.

Some boutique winemakers say the skinny bottles are fine for the big producers.

But they add that a handmade wine needs the special presentation of a robust bottle.

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