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Liverpool Philharmonic hits the right note by becoming a low carbon drinks venue

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic is set to become a low carbon drinks concert venue as it swaps energy-intensive glass bottles for alternative packaging including Cantina Goccia’s paper wine bottles.

The move is part of Liverpool Philharmonic’s commitment to minimise its overall environmental impact and reduce its carbon footprint.

The concert hall has already eradicated 95% of its carbon-heavy glass wine and spirits bottles and by the end of this year there will be no glass wine or spirits bottles available in the venue.

Danielle Youds, Head of Food and Beverage at Liverpool Philharmonic said: “Our food and beverage management team at Liverpool Philharmonic prides itself on being at the forefront of innovative ways to sell wine and drinks, especially if it reduces our carbon footprint.

“We have currently eradicated 95% of carbon heavy glass wine and spirit bottles from our operation and anticipate being 100% glass-free before the end of the year.

“We are always keen to work with suppliers who prioritise their environmental impact and strive to improve their offering in a sustainable and responsible way. This season we are very pleased to be offering wine in paper bottles from Cantina Goccia alongside other sustainable drinks producers in cans and bag-in-box.”

Energy-intensive glass bottles account for up to 40% of wine’s carbon footprint. Switching to lighter, more sustainable wine packaging such as Cantina Goccia’s paper bottles, cans and bag-in-box will help Liverpool Philharmonic cut carbon emissions.

Liverpool Philharmonic will supply Cantina Goccia’s paper bottles, wine in boxes from Laylo and wine in cans from The Uncommon and the Canned Wine Co.

Cantina Goccia launched the world’s first commercially available paper wine bottle in June 2020.

Engineered by British sustainable packaging firm Frugalpac, the paper Frugal Bottle is made from 94% recycled paperboard, is five times lighter than glass and has a carbon footprint up to six times (84%) lower than a glass bottle – using less energy to produce, transport and dispose of than its glass equivalent.

Cantina Goccia’s range of paper wine bottles were even seen by the Queen in Bordeaux at a recent trade event to celebrate the King and Queen’s visit to France.

The award-winning Umbrian wine producer released a red wine in the paper bottle three years ago which sparked immediate interest and global acclaim.

It proved so successful that Cantina Goccia this year released a new trio of wines which will be on sale at Liverpool Philharmonic this season.

They are:

  • Rosso – a lightly wooded blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot delivering a spicy and plummy Umbrian red. Well balanced with beautiful red and black fruit
  • Bianco – a combination of Vermentino minerality and honeyed fruit tones of Grechetto delivering a delightfully fresh Umbrian white wine.
  • Rosato – a rosé blend of Pinot Nero with a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon delivering a fresh, pale coloured Umbrian rosé wine. The Cabernet depth of flavour, with the freshness of Pinot Nero results in a smooth, crisp wine with strong notes of raspberries on the palate, perfect for the summer.


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