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Hammonds have recently added sustainable wine solutions to our ever growing wine portfolio. The two concepts we now offer include a returnable bottle system and a wine keg both providing excellent quality wine with best in class sustainability credentials. 


The Bottle Return Scheme brings a new, sustainable lease of life to the traditional wine bottle: each one can be returned, sterilised and reused at least 30 times, reducing the carbon footprint of each bottle by up to 95%.


  • Every reuse of the bottle saves the energy, emissions and waste generated by the recycling or disposal of the old bottle and production and transport of the new bottle.
  • U.K. hospitality alone throws an estimated 129,000 tonnes of glass into landfill every year: we offer a practical, convenient way of breaking this one way wasteful chain whilst still supplying the traditional wine bottle consumers love.
  • FSC accredited recyclable paper label, no neck foil and a TCA eliminating DIAM cork prevent further packaging and wine waste.


The wine kegs are the first of their kind in the UK being refillable unlike the single use plastic kegs used by other wine on tap solutions. If this is of interest to your venue we can connect you with sustainable wine solutions who look after the whole installation process. 


  • Wines are up to 25% cheaper than the equivalent served in traditional, non-returnable bottles, enabling great value.
  • The preservation system delivers consistent quality in quick precise pours, with no oxidisation, cork taint or wasted wine.
  • The system works just as well as a reusable bottle refill station as it does behind the bar for by–the–glass pours, making it ideal for both on–trade and off–trade settings.
  • We collect empty kegs on subsequent deliveries, saving you significant cost and effort in sorting glass and cardboard recycling.
  • Internal chiller system delivers wine at the perfect temperature, freeing up valuable fridge space in your premises. 


If you want to hear more about these exciting new wines please contact your account manager or our head of wine, James.


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Red, White or Green?