Most Australian Wine Exports Ship in Giant Plastic Bladders (BusinessWeek)

Hardys became Britain’s best-selling Australian wine brand by selling for as little as £3.40 ($5) a bottle despite the 37 percent surge in its home country’s currency since 2009. To do that and still earn a profit, the winemaker turned to plastic bags. We’re talking 24,000-liter plastic bags, each able to carry the equivalent of 32,000 bottles of vino.

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