Organic and biodynamic wines have become extremely popular in the past decade. You want to make an impact with your choices and opt for products that give back to the Earth. This is extremely applaudable, but there is one dirty secret from the wine industry that isn't shared much:
57% of the carbon footprint from a bottle of wine comes from the packaging, and 85% of THAT comes from the bottle itself.
Less glamourous wine packaging options such as boxed wine still have a stigma, although great wines are made in all forms of packaging now. These lightweight options take much less fuel to produce and ship. Even switching to a lighter weight bottle can be impactful. If you're interested in reducing your own carbon footprint with your consumer choices, look for some good boxed wine producers- seriously!