Glass manufacturer Ardagh Group Glass North America has agreed to provide its lightweight wine bottle to Arterra Wines Canada.

As part of this agreement, Ardagh Group will supply lightweight 1.5l Bordeaux Stelvin wine bottles.

The wine bottle has an overall weight reduction of 20% (5.50oz) from its original design.

Designed using ‘high-quality glass’, the bottle comes in a premium, sustainable package to enhance shelf and consumer appeal.

Arterra procurement vice-president Emilio Russo said: “Arterra is very proud of its supply relationship with Ardagh Group and the delivery of the latest lightweight bottle initiative.

“We remain committed to delighting our customers and consumers with this sustainable packaging format.”

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Besides the redesigned 1.5l Bordeaux Stelvin bottle, Ardagh’s collection includes 12 750ml bottles and one 1l bottle.

Additionally, they are developed in compliance with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) standards.

Production of these bottles requires less energy with reduced transportation impact and CO2 emissions.

Ardagh North American Glass business unit chief commercial officer John Shaddox said: “As the largest producer of glass wine bottles made 100% in North America, Ardagh takes pride in working closely with customers like Arterra to deliver the highest standards in sustainable packaging options.

“The 1.5l Bordeaux Stelvin bottle is manufactured across the US, making it available for regional shipment to North American wineries from coast to coast.”

In May this year, Ardagh Group Glass North America agreed to supply its US made premium contemporary wine bottles to Wollersheim Winery.