On Earth day last year, together with 15,000 other people, we went to the Bronx Botanical Gardens. It was a perfect day weather wise and fun was had by all. They put out a great huge balloon of the Earth, let people picnic on the grounds which is usually forbidden and generally pulled out the stops for guests. I was really pleased to be there and looking forward to a glass of mass market American wine in a small plastic bottle that they usually sell at the counter. Instead, they now sell wine in cans at an even higher price. It very much did not appeal to me and I opted for a beer in a glass bottle instead. I wonder if the small plastic bottles of wine are worse for the environment than the aluminum cans of wine. Maybe so. I guess on Earth day neither would have been appropriate. Since I wrote about it last year, I have changed my mind about wine in a can and have even considered promoting one and what best practices to use there. I’ll never be a front runner on stuff like that but I can see it’s place in the wine world. Here’s an interesting take on it. And here is an article written last summer which show what a big industry wine in a can has become.