This wine brought to you via sailing ship

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Green wine sounds about as appealing as green eggs and ham (which, coincidentally, IHOP is currently offering), but a group of wine producers in the Languedoc region of France has come up with an unusual and environmentally friendly way to ship their product.

Soon, a fleet of ships will be at work carrying French wine to Dublin and crushed glass back for recycling. For each bottle, 4.9 ounces of carbon emissions will be prevented (at 60,000 bottles per trip, that’s more than 18,000 pounds or more than 9 short tons). To put it another way, each of these 4 day sailing trips will reduce emissions of CO2 equivalent to what an average car produces in a year. Now that’s something worth toasting to with a tall glass of wine!

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