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Shipping wine by sailing Ship

Ineresting article I read recently about how some vinyards in france are using the wind to ship their products cheaply and ecologically to Ireland, England, and the rest of the world (soon)

French Ship Wine By Sailboat | Bordeaux Undiscovered – Nick's Blog
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Re: Shipping wine by sailing Ship

This reminds me so much of the CNN story last year about the return of the sail. In it were mentioned several organizations on both coast that are developing sail freight business models and they seem promising. I would love to see an expansion of sail freight in the US waters not only to add jobs but to offer a green alternative to transportation of goods that even in this day is still viable.
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I wonder if it would hurt the wine to be shaken up aboard a sailing vessel. It's a concern for me when cruising.
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A little pretentious, doing it to be "green". Doing it to save money (no fuel costs), doing it for nostalgia (with tastings aboard the ship) that would be great. Doing it to raise awareness of sail and the romantic lure of the sea, I would support it in a heartbeat.
But you can only do this to be "green" (a term and mindset I despise, they are being Luddites... and Luddites are stooopid!) can only be feasible for crap we do not need. Like French wine (we have plenty of good domestic wines in the US now). The number of human on this planet demand that we use energy to feed, clothe and house us all. And if you think humans are the "problem" act like you mean it and reduce the problem by eliminating yourself from the planet.
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And if you think humans are the "problem" act like you mean it and reduce the problem by eliminating yourself from the planet.
Good grief!
Maybe we should remove you from this planet...
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I wonder if it would hurt the wine to be shaken up aboard a sailing vessel. It's a concern for me when cruising.
I like my wine and I like reading about it, but I'm no expert. It's my understanding that the average bottle of today's wine does not need to be coddled to that extent. Now, if I was transporting an expensive vintage, I'd have a different plan. Otherwise, I'm more concerned about serving temperature.
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A little pretentious, doing it to be "green". Doing it to save money (no fuel costs), doing it for nostalgia (with tastings aboard the ship) that would be great. Doing it to raise awareness of sail and the romantic lure of the sea, I would support it in a heartbeat.
But you can only do this to be "green" (a term and mindset I despise, they are being Luddites... and Luddites are stooopid!) can only be feasible for crap we do not need. Like French wine (we have plenty of good domestic wines in the US now). The number of human on this planet demand that we use energy to feed, clothe and house us all. And if you think humans are the "problem" act like you mean it and reduce the problem by eliminating yourself from the planet.
Good grief!
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Arjen and sd:

Pour a glass and keep it civil. Please.
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I like my wine and I like reading about it, but I'm no expert. It's my understanding that the average bottle of today's wine does not need to be coddled to that extent. Now, if I was transporting an expensive vintage, I'd have a different plan. Otherwise, I'm more concerned about serving temperature.
indeed.. a modern bottle does not have anything near the sediment the older bottles have. But then, I doubt they have the taste either. For that matter though, an older wooden sailing ship, as long as it does not get caught in an extreme gale, should not shake up the wine that much
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Re: Shipping wine by sailing Ship

Maybe it is a good way to write off an expensive sailing vessel while having fun with it?

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