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You plan to ski to a remote hut, climb to a panoramic vista, or paddle to a pristine shoreline. Wouldn’t it be nice to take along some wine and toast the achievement or sip slowly as you savor the surroundings? Previously that meant carrying heavy glass bottles both ways. No

Glenora Wines AstraPouch

more – Glenora Wine Cellars has introduced wine in the AstraPouch to the US market.

The AstraPouch contains the equivalent of two bottles of wine in a lightweight, recyclable, collapsible container – perfect for those of us who enjoy adventure but still savor the taste of wine.

Both Trestle Creek Riesling and Trestle Creek Chardonnay now come in the AstraPouch. They can be ordered on-line or find them at area liquor stores.

Click here to watch a video of AstraPouches being filled at Glenora Wine Cellars.

Not convinced yet? Replacing heavy glass bottles and bulky bag in box packaging, the light weight AstraPouch is a durable, convenient and eco-friendly way to bring wine and spirits to the consumer market. Here are the facts:
-The filled AstraPouch is 98 percent wine and only 2 percent packaging by weight
-The 1.5L AstraPouch has an 80% lower carbon footprint than two bottles of wine
-1 truck load of empty AstraPouch equals 14 truck loads of empty glass bottles
– Chills fast, 14 minutes in the AstraPouch versus 40 minutes in a glass, using less energy
-Resealable and stays fresh for up to one month after opening
– No cork waste
– Avoids the “no glass at beach” rule

As a holiday gift idea, combine an AstraPouch of wine with a Footprint Press guidebook and a note suggesting a specific hike, bike, paddle, or waterfall adventure to a scenic locale to enjoy the wine. Here are some ideas:
-Creekwalk up Chautauqua Creek in western NY to swim below Skinny Dip Falls on a hot summer day (200 Waterfalls in Central &

200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY

Western New York)
-Bike the old roadways in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester to absorb the historic surroundings, then rest under an ancient tree to savor some wine. (Take Your Bike – Family Rides in the Rochester Area)
-Go Inn to Inn backpacking along the Bruce Trail where you can sip wine on a cobblestone beach along Georgian Bay. (Bruce Trail – An Adventure Along the Niagara Escarpment)
-Bike trip with a view – head to Spafford Forrest in Onondaga County to enjoy wine from a hang glider’s launch point overlooking the Otisco Lake valley.(Take Your Bike – Family Rides in New York’s Finger Lakes Region)
-Take an aerobic, serene woods hike by following the Van Lone Hill Loop Trail in Schuyler County. (Take A Hike – Family Walks in New York’s Finger Lakes Region)
-Paddle Deer Creek in Pulaski to pass sand dunes and sip wine on the shore of Lake Ontario. (Take A Paddle – Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks)
-Hike the trails along Six Mile Creek in Ithaca to savor the view of remote Potter’s Falls. (200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York)

Peak Experiences

-Go on a quest to reach the highest point of each county of New York State and celebrate each summit. (Peak Experiences – Hiking the Highest Summits in New York, County by County)
-Hike the Rifle Range Trail in Rochester and sip your wine along the shore of Irondequoit Creek. (Take A Hike – Family Walks in the Rochester Area)
-Paddle the southern reaches of the Genesee River where its more creek-like and sip wine from a gravel bar at a bend in the river. (Take A Paddle – Western New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks)

by Sue Freeman


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