The wine bottle hasn't changed much over the past few centuries, but perhaps it's time for an update. Here, five experts reimagine the classic form.—Maren Ellingboe
Food & Wine
Updated June 16, 2016
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Paper Boy Wines
California's Truett-Hurst and VML Wineries recently released a red blend and a Chardonnay in 100 percent recyclable cardboard bottles that are 85 percent lighter than glass.
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Felicia Ferrone (with Jaeho Hur) came up with a prototype for a bottle with an angled opening, like a spout, so it drips less. The off-center neck lets bottles stack efficiently.
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South Korean design studio Minimalist created a prototype for a lightweight paper container inspired by the angular cuts of a diamond. The spout in the corner minimizes drips.
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Evoking ancient drinking vessels called rhytons, Daniel Spitzer and Jill Reynolds whimsically envision four single-serving bottles spelling out W-I-N-E.
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Sommelier Paul Einbund fantasizes about a soft, pliable, antimicrobial glass alternative that can be manipulated into different shapes for drip-free pouring and easy carrying and storage. pauleinbund.net
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