Mind & Body

Just a snifter? Introducing single serve wine by the pouch


You know those nights when you don’t want to crack a whole bottle? This nifty wine comes in a single-serve AND it’s sustainably packaged.

Picture this: It’s a Wednesday night. You’ve had a hellish day at work and you want to unwind a bit with a glass of vino but the last time you did, that open bottle of red just sat on your kitchen bench for weeks gradually turning into salad dressing.

Or what if you don’t know much about wine and you’ve just dropped $40 on a bottle, only to discover you don’t like it?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get wine by the glass at home so you can sample all you like without wasting the stuff you don’t drink? Now you can. The folks at A Glass Of have started selling wine by the (slightly overfilled) 200ml glass compared to the standard 150ml restaurant serving.

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So you can now be as picky as you darn well please.

They’ve sourced wines from some of Australia’s best growers and offer a range of chardonnay, rose, pinot, and shiraz; the first batch of which was chosen by Gabby Webster, the head sommelier at Sydney’s iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar.

‘But isn’t single serve packing bad for the environment, what about the waste?’ I hear you cry. Yes, I had that question, too.

This foil is what the brand calls ‘pre-cycled’, meaning it requires less energy, water, and CO2 to make than glass, and is lightweight which saves more fuel and therefore reduces emissions.

A Glass Of comes in foil pouches (or mini goons, as they’re adorably called), which you can recycle at any REDCycle collection depot, including most supermarkets.

Each box of five wines is deliverable by Australia Post and will set you back $45.