• Goblet of fire: how spat-out wine is being turned into spirits

    One year ago - By The Guardian

    Spit buckets containing 500 litres of discarded wine give Tasmanian distiller an idea on sustainability At the close of the Rootstock sustainable wine festival in Sydney last year, Tasmanian distiller Peter Bignell looked around the tasting room at the carefully-spaced spittoons and thought: what a waste.
    Together the spit buckets contained about 500 litres of discarded wine, which had been swilled then dumped during the two-day event.
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