24 February 2008

'We'll need more sailing vessels'

as Nunatak wrote over at our old gaff. Well there's one more we definitely need. The French agree: they have started shipping Bordeaux wine using Belem, a 170 ft brig (left, or to port, as we sailors say when looking at a bottle of fortified wine). Using wind power to deliver 60,000 bottles of Bordeaux to Dublin will save 18,375 lbs of carbon, or 4.9 grammes per bottle. The bottles will be labelled 'Carried by sailing ship, a better deal for the planet.' Mais oui! We look forward to science being published similarly labelled.

In what has been a rather miserable week's news, read the whole charming Observer story here.

5 comments:

nunatak said...

Today, wine; tomorrow, science!

Kevin Z said...

The Beagle 2.0 *will* carry wine and beer riiiiiiiight??

nunatak said...

If I have anything to do with it it will! Check out the bar on the ship that Adrian Glover is on right now:
http://gallery.mac.com/adrianglover#100016&bgcolor=black&view=grid

Peter Mc said...

The mainbrace will be spliced.

CAE said...

Ooh, I wonder if any New Zealand sauvignon blancs will be delivered to Western Canada via sailing ship any time soon. Then I can drink the world's best white wine with no guilt!