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YOUR NEXT HANDBAG MIGHT BE MADE OUT OF WINE

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If youíre a true wine lover, the satisfaction of a delicious and sustainable bottle of wine is unbeatable. But what if that winery took sustainability one step further and made their wine a zero-waste product?

 

That may soon be the reality thanks to scientists and researchers working on making leather out of wine grape skins, stems, and seeds. Instead of burning, dumping, or burying the waste leftover over the grapes are crushed, scientists are transforming it into a leather-like product. Itís perfect for vegans, just like mushroom leather, but itís more sustainable because tons of raw material is created every year in wineries around the world.

H&M recently gave 300,000 Euros to a research team led by Rosa Rosella Longobardo to develop the concept as part of its sustainability project to become climate positive.

 

 

 

An Italian company started by Gianpiero Tessitore called Vegea will have a product by October. Tessitore started working with the University of Florence in 2014, and, according to Decanter, will have a prototype to display in Milan, Italy.

Before you know it, you could be carrying your wine in your leather purse made from wine. Sustainable, fashionable, and made with the byproduct of your favorite drink. We canít wait to have one of our own.

 

 

 

THE BBQ WINE PAIRING CHART
 

On warm days and nights, there is nothing quite like a backyard BBQ. The smells of charcoal, smoke and meat cooking over an open flame are some of the most iconic scents of summer. But a great backyard BBQ would not be complete without great wine to wash down all the food. To help you take your BBQ to the next level, weíve selected five of the most popular wine varietals out there, and paired them with some of the most popular BBQ dishes.

 

Don't see you favorite BBQ dish on the list? Not to worry. Consider the dishes we chose as a guide that can help you in your selection. So, if youíre a fan of a dish such as shrimp on the barbie, simply select one of the wine choices we gave for lobster, as both are crustaceans. And, if you want to learn more about each wine we chose, on our website we have a link to our Wine 101 about each below the info graphic.

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