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Just because it comes in a box doesn`t mean it`s poor quality. On the contrary! If you don`t believe us, check out all this amazing press from highly acclaimed publications 🌟🍷 #BoxedWine #QualityWine #WineLovers #PressReviews ...

Episode 03: Packaging Perfection: The Art of Visual Engagement

Crafting our bag and box packaging in a uniquely distinct and captivating manner has been key to engaging everyone on this journey. We believe in the power of design and allure in packaging – after all, they say people buy with their eyes. 🎨✨

Stay tuned for more episodes in this series as we explore sustainability and share inspiring stories from communities worldwide. Together, we`re shaping a sustainable future!

#packagingdesign #visualappeal #craftsmanship #engagingjourney

Video Credit: @alliforsythe
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How can we re-frame our thinking to view alternatives to single use glass as innovative and evolutionary?

#sustainablewine #ecoinnovation
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Recycling is a business.

Recyclables are commodities.

When recycling is not carried out `properly` it doesn`t work and to do it properly requires systems with clear guidelines supported by education and enforcement. Neither of these exist in this country.

We have a fantasy about what`s happening with waste we put in the `recycling` bin, and it`s just that: a fantasy. This `wishcycling` is not helping us out of our climate crisis!!!

What can we do? Take control and do our part to avoid buying products with wasteful single use materials and according to Reid Lifset, a research scholar at Yale`s School of the Environment, "The value is in displacing virgin materials". In other words: Reuse!!!

Thank you to the New York Times for highlighting the critical issue of recycling in today`s article.
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Episode 02: Breaking the Box Wine Stigma
Overcoming the stigma of boxed wine being cheap and low-quality is a major challenge. Convincing consumers to invest in premium boxed wine is an uphill battle, but it`s time to change perceptions! 🍷📦

Stay tuned for more episodes in this series, where we`ll delve into various aspects of sustainability and showcase inspiring stories from different communities. Together, we can create a more sustainable future!

Video Credit: @alliforsythe

#boxedwine #winerevolution #winemyths
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Our Value: Sustainability Powered by Community 🌿🤝
#sustainableliving #communityfirst #ecofriendly
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Our Vision: A Healthier Planet 🌍✨
#sustainability #ecofriendly #greenfuture
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Our Mission: To reduce the wine industry`s environmental impact with a focus on packaging. 🍷🌍
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#ecofriendlychoices #sustainablepackaging
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In honor of World Environment Day, 🌍 we`re excited to launch our new series on Sustainability, powered by community! 🌱

Episode 01: The Next Gen Grapevine 🍷
In this episode, we explore how the future potential of the wine industry relies on the younger generation embracing it.

Stay tuned for more episodes in this series, where we`ll delve into various aspects of sustainability and showcase inspiring stories from different communities. Together, we can create a more sustainable future. After all, shouldn`t every day be treated like it`s Environment Day?

Video Credits: @alliforsythe

#sustainability #worldenvironmentday #communitypower #wineindustry #ecofriendly #greeninitiatives #sustainablefuture #environmentalawareness
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Just because your waste goes in the in the recycling bin doesn`t mean it will actually get recycled. 

In fact, in the case of glass, in most instances it won`t. 

Why? Because in single stream recycling, all recyclables are mixed. When glass breaks (and it will break because it`s glass, duh?) the broken shards contaminate the rest of the recycling stream because the shards risk damaging the recycling equipment. 

Furthermore, sorting the different colors of glass adds cost. This reduces profit to the bottom line, so it`s not `worth it` for recycling companies to take it on. 

For glass to actually be recycled at a meaningful rate requires and overhaul of our recycling system in each municipality in the 50 states. 

Separating out the different materials and colors of glass would make a big difference (Euro-style) as would Bottle Bills. 

Until our US Recycling infrastructure is repaired, the key is to reduce your waste from the outset. 

Packaging type for wine that generates the least amount of waste is: Bag-in-Box!!!
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According to the Nature Conservancy, the average carbon footprint for a person in the US is 16 tons, one of the highest in the world. Globally, the average is about 4 tons. To have the best chance reducing the rise in global temperatures, the average needs to hover under 2 tons by 2050. 🌍♻️

Each step we take in our personal and professional lives makes a difference. Often, we just don`t know the impact of our actions; and if we did, we would happily make changes.

Changing our packaging habits overall is a great way to reduce emissions and waste! Switching from single use glass bottles, which generate a very high level of emissions AND waste to bag-in-box, 📦 which has the lowest emission of any packaging type for wine and generates the least amount of waste is an important step towards doing our part. ⭐🍷🌿💫  

#climateaction #reduceemissions #sustainableliving #wastereduction #environmentalawareness #gogreen #ecofriendlychoices #carbonfootprintawareness #packagingsustainability #globalimpact
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On April 26, Napa Green is hosting an All Things Bottle Sustainability workshop, with 12+ speakers covering all aspects of climate smart glass and packaging, and digging in on truly the most sustainable recyclable/compostable/reusable options, with some product show and tell. Join us at Pine Ridge Vineyards from 9-12:15 pm. ...

Partnering with leaders like @smurfitkappana to bring you eco-friendly box wine packaging. Stay tuned to learn more about our commitment to sustainability!
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#sustainablepartnerships #ecoinnovation
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Box Wine Gospel preached beautifully on this morning`s Today Show.

This sums it up:

If you believe in being eco-conscious, this is the packaging type for you!

Dispel the old school, outdated idea that glass is class box wine is trash. It`s no longer relevant!

Look for hip packaging as a cue that the box is an honest wine, transparent about its provenance and how it`s made-- organic farming, without additives.

Stripping out glass, which is NOT necessary packaging for everyday wines not intended for long term aging, saves the consumer money and is much kinder to the planet.

The box stores well and stays fresh for up to a month, elevating your consuming experience and less waste.

#boxedwine #thetodayshow #sustainableliving
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Sometimes, everyone deserves a Rosè!🍷 Today can be one of those days. Raise a glass with our wine team and our collection of Rosè for the season!
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#rosèseason #rosè #seasonalwine
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Embark on a journey through the world of exquisite wines, now on sale! 🍇✨ Uncork the magic and savor the taste of savings. Connect with us for more details!🥂
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#WineSale #CheersToSavings #WineLovers #UncorkTheMagic
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Introducing our Spring Sale! 🎉

Spring Fling into Savings, Uncork Exceptional Wines at Unbeatable Prices!

Stay tuned for more details.
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#SpringSale #WineDeals 🌷🍷
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Prediction: the next wave of positive, revolutionary, evolutionary transformation in the wine industry is ♀️ ...

I am brimming with excitement about our newest team member and COO, Brandi Jackson! Brandi joins Communal with deep operational experience, poise and positive energy. She comes from outside the wine industry, which is something that I love. Her perspective and approach are fresh and innovative. This is exactly what our industry needs more of. We are so lucky to have her and I am grateful to continue Communal`s journey with her expertise and support. Please welcome Brandi! 🤩💫💥💪 ...

🍇✨ Exciting news! Vinepair just revealed `The 15 Best Boxed Wines for 2024,` a special shoutout the producers who graced our Reduce Reuse Rethink event. 🥂 Congratulations on making quality boxed wine a reality! 

The article stated `These wines are perfect for dinner parties, picnics, or for indulging in a quick weeknight pour. And the best part is they can stay delicious and fresh in your fridge for weeks.` 📦🍷 Cheers to sustainability and reducing the wine industry`s carbon footprint! 🌍 Let`s embrace the fun and approachability of boxed wine.

#BoxedWineRevolution #QualityWines #SustainableSips
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Communal was thrilled to contribute to this documentary.

Addressing the wine industry`s environmental challenges in the US 🍷🌎 Low recycling rates are a concern, and it`s time to shift away from relying solely on recycling. 🔄 As an importer, Communal Brands connect producers to the market while advocating responsibility. 🌱 Producing high-quality box wine with a minimal carbon footprint and piloting glass reuse programs are part of the commitment. Challenges in promoting bag-in-box wine and a circular economy persist, but each hurdle is an opportunity for creativity. 🚀 In the face of climate change, passivity isn`t an option; every action counts. 💪 Let`s embrace sustainable choices for a better future!

You can watch the whole documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9V0mUwP6_M
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#WineIndustry #SustainabilityEfforts #CircularEconomy 🌿
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Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona: meet Kala Russell! 🤝

Get ready to be dazzled by her energy, enthusiasm and experience. 🎊

Kala will make it easier to connect with Communal and its wines so we`re excited.🍷🎉

You should be too! 
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#WineEnthusiast #EnergyAndEnthusiasm #CommunalWines #WineDazzle #communalteam
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In the words of my colleague Ray: "When talk becomes action!"

We have been collecting bottles for a few years now.

Bottle after bottle piled up in a storage until we could find a solution for washing the bottles.

That day has finally come, and we are finally able to wash our first round of bottles.

This is hands down the best xmas gift ever!!!

When I started this work, I thought the process would entail converting a linear economy to a circular one; but that is not the case. The work is actually BUILDING a circular economy from the ground up.

Not easy, but overwhelmingly satisfying!

This process takes a village and I am incredibly grateful for the community responsible for this amazing effort.

Partnership powered by @goodgoods, @recyclops @langhamnyc and @communalbrands.

WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!
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#circulareconomy #reuse #reducereuserethink #goodgoods
#sustainableliving #environmentalimpact
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Please join us for this pop-up style happy Gatto Hour!!! It`ll be a fun opportunity to geek out with a couple of MWs and hang with a cool group of Italians while sipping some delicious wine.

This Wednesday, 5/10 from 5-7pm at the cozy @blkmtnbk Black Mountain Wine House in Brooklyn. Hope to see you there!
🥂🌻⚡️🥂⚡️🥂🌻⚡️🥂🌻⚡️
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Good news on a cloudy day, everyone’s favorite Portuguese 🍊 vinho is back and ready to sellout!

#orangewine #newvintage #backinstock #winesofportugal #portugueseorangewine #communalbrands #communalbrandswine
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Who wants to match the bottle they’re drinking? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Back by popular demand!

DM me if you’re trying to twin it out with your bottle of wine 😉

Limited supply!
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It’s rosayyyyy time!

The ‘22s have arrived and ready to drink

New to the lineup is La Teuf 💃🕺🏻 hope you guys like it as much as the white

🦔 🕺🏻💃⚡️⛰️

#rosé #rosétime #newvintages #backbypopulardemand #veevee #lateuf #herisson #vagabonde #wine #communalbrandswine
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#Repost @melissamontisaunders
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Let’s get more practical people!!! Shouldn’t we be willing to make behavioral shifts to reduce emissions for the health and longevity of our planet despite nostalgia for tradition??? We can do this. 💪💪💪

#climatechange #impact #ecofriendlypackaging #winequeen
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Repost from @worldbyglass

Light Of My Life, Fire Of My…
Domaine Moutard-Diligent
Qu`est-ce que c`est Aligoté
Bourgone Aligoté 2021
AOC Bourgone
Sustainable, as hands off as possible, unfiltered, 
Molosmes, Burgundy, France
Winemaker: François Moutard & family

Light hazy gold. Breathing in tangerine rind & a light citrus flair, then honeysuckle & orange blossoms waft through with pears, slate and a shake of salt. The taste is same as the scents and even more expressive and somewhat luscious, but with a touch more citrus(maybe tangelo). It’s clean, fresh and happy easy drinking. Oh and check out the quote from the back of the bottle. "Aligoté, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Ah-lee-go-tay… Sound familiar 😏

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: funky but good

Domaine Moutard-Diligent is built of not only passing from parent to child through the generations. The current generations are also working together with their cousins and each member has a gift from their experiences, educations, and passions. Some contribute their wine/farming knowledge, others have organization & business skills, having a head for numbers, promotion, marketing, branding, and the open mind to travel, learn and spread their brand to the world. As François says on their site, “We play off each other and the advantage of being a family, that is what makes us trust each other, each person in their own skilled role”. What a wonderful family to be a part of where everyone works together to form a smooth running machine filled with creativity, love, and distinguished wine, champagne & spirits. Oh yes, they make an assortment from whisky, marc, gin, etc. and the one that I want to get my hands on is their 100% Champenoise Vodka. So if any of you can point me where I might find one, please, please let me know! 🍸

#wine #vin #vino #葡萄酒 #ワイン #winestagram #instawine #pairswithcheezits #cheezit #worldbyglass #champagne #Burgundy #France #Aligote #vodka #spirits @famillemoutard @communalbrands @docwineshop @docwinebar @cheezit
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Please welcome our newest member to the team: Brie (like the cheese) Welch (like the grape juice). 🤗

Brie will manage sales in the Southeast for us. We could not be more excited to have her on board. Sorry to say, but the rest of the country is probably going to be jealous. ⚡️

We are grateful. And we are ready to crush it in 2023‼️💪‼️💪‼️💪‼️

#newemployee #southeast #winesales #inspiration #crushit
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Repost from @melissamontisaunders

Fun times pouring this popular wine at Cosmics Dedalus last night! It`s Gatto Brio Pet Nat or `the Pet`. It translates to bubbly cat and will be sure to add just the right amount of sparkle to your holiday festivities! 🎄🥂🤩😻💥

#petnat #catlovers #bubbles #naturalwine #holidaywine #organic #winequeen
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Repost from @nichenichenyc

December Calendar is here, the holidays are here.. let’s make it count!


@melissamontisaunders will be hosting a night @nichenichenyc on Dec 8th, save the date! 🍷
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ANOTHER ONE!

Meet Gatto Brio our newest Italian Pet Nat 🤩

Packaging ✅
Taste ✅✅
Price ✅✅✅

This first round is limited, so get it while it lasts!

#verdicchio #petnat #petillantnaturel #italianwine #bubbly #italiansparklingwine #communalbrands #catlabel #communalbrandswine #gattowine #cutelabel #catsonwinelabels #catlabel #petnatlife
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Join us in wishing our Wine Queen 👸🏻@melissamontisaunders a very Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎁🎉🎊🎈🥳

Let’s hope she was able to take the day off to celebrate herself!

#birthday #birthdaygirl #womeninwine #bosslady #winequeen #happybirthdayboss #ceo #badassladygang
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Let’s pretend it’s August (although the weather isn’t cooperating with this scenario today). But that’s how long we’ve been waiting for our Gatto Arancio to arrive! 😵‍💫

This is our latest orange wine 🍊. We are sure you guys will love as much as we do 😻

*These are 750ml unlike the Gatto Rosso and Gatto Ganzo because glass shortage 🫠

#gattowine #verdicchio #orangewine #italianwine #winesofitaly #communalbrands #communalbrandswine
#newwine #catsonwinelabels #vino #catlabel #italianorangewine #loveatfirstsip
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Proud of our boss lady for finishing, although we never doubted that she would 🤗…also peep that wine queen shirt 😉

Repost from @melissamontisaunders

I finished!!!! 💥⭐️❤️
Man-- I`m days from being 49 YO I am def not what I used to be. But I finished!!! 💪

-#winequeen#londonmarathon #runnersofinstagram #runrunrun #inspired
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Repost from @petnatposse

🔊 Das EFX 🔊
— these glow sticks from Weingut Edelberg are some dead serious glou glou. the product of a pair of brothers, one of which began his career under Riesling royalty at Weingut Keller, these péts from the Nahe region in the south of Germany shine as bright on the palate as they do in that late afternoon summer sunshine. It’z lik dat!

#petnat #petnatlife #petillantnaturel #germanwine #winesofgermany #bubblesofgermany #dasglitz #dasdelicious #wine #communalbrands #communalbrandwine #sogood
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OCD is back in stock!!!! 🎉

Best Monday Ever?!!

I swear this has got to be some sort of record, probably the longest a container from New Zealand has ever taken to arrive but it’s finally here and ready to ship!

#ocd #newzelandsauvignonblanc #winesofnewzealand #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #longestwaitever #ottosconstantdream #waitisover #drinkup
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Ok folks.

It`s International Box Wine Day!!!
Today is the day to be bold and crack a high-quality box wine for your special TGIF moments.

Great choices abound and you`re doing a solid for the environment!
So here`s what you`re going to do:

1.Drink some box wine
2.Share with friends
3.Spread the good word.
Because once it`s in the glass does it really matter!!??
Cheers!!!🍷

#internationalboxwineday #boxedwine #boxedwineisclassy #tgif #perfectweatherforboxedwine #sustainablewines #sustainability #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #organic #wine #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #3L #bagnum #alternativepackaging #wineinabag #wineinabox #bib #reducecarbonfootprint #hérisson #schplink #vagabonde #cedric #volpina
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One of our favorite duos 😍

Repost from @creamwine

Orbis Moderandi – NZ Pét-Nats from OCD!

The Sauv Blanc pétillant naturel turns all the flavor notes up to 11. It’s about as grapefruit in flavor as you can be without being a Paloma—actually, this is an excellent (& low ABV) beverage for cocktail lovers! It is balanced with the same minerality that the rest of Melissa Saunder’s wines are known for, with a nuanced sweetness and lovely effervescence. ☀️Close your eyes and you can feel the sun on your face and smell the sun baking the clay. You forgot your sunglasses but who cares, you’re drinking wine.☀️

The Red Nat is made from Pinot Noir grapes that macerate on the skins to enhance and enrich the wine’s color. Once opened, it is juicy and lively on the tongue. Immediately our imagination takes us to the smell of fresh, mineral rain hitting an already muddy field. Pour a glass, let it open for 15 minutes, sip the delicious complexity (cherry, blackberry, thyme, coffee, NZ earth, etc.), and repeat.

Both Orbis Moderandi pét-nats are made without SO2 additions. They are produced by Hunter’s Estate, one of the oldest and very best producers in Marlborough, Waihopai Valley.

#petnat #rednat #orbismoderandi #orbismoderandipetnat #sauvignonblanc #pinotnoir #petillantnaturel #nzwines #newzealand #wine #bubbly #redwine #whitewine
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Repost from @melissamontisaunders

Thanks @thrillist — Read the article in my link in bio.

“My entire career is built around selling really high-end, fine wine from all over the world, and I am trying to make a boxed wine for those people - for drinkers like me, or aspirational drinkers who just want to put something better in their bodies.”

#winequeen
#communalbrands
#boxedwine

#wineloversofinstagram #nycwine #winelovers#ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyliving #winepackaging #boxedwine #winebottle #wineentrepreneur #sustainablewine #entrepreneurship #NYC #wineeducation #recycledglass #glasswaste #recycle #glass #boxwine
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Repost from @melissamontisaunders

Myth #4 (explained) → it’s not economic for recyclers to recycle glass.

2 reasons why:

1. we are a single-stream recycling system (everything goes in the same bin)
2. glass can contaminate their recycling stream

I encourage you to try some boxed wine, please, because once it’s in the glass - does it even matter?

#winequeen
#communalbrands
#winelovers

#wineloversofinstagram #nycwine #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyliving #winepackaging #boxedwine #winebottle #wineentrepreneur #sustainablewine #entrepreneurship #NYC #wineeducation #recycledglass #glasswaste #recycle #glass
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It’s here! 😸

New label/name, now Gatto ROSSO but with the same great taste 🍷

Get your re-orders in!

#gattorosso #gattowine #sangiovese #wine #vino #redwine #italianwine #winesofitaly #organic #suistainable #womenwinemakers #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #certifiedorganic
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Do you prefer your wine boxed or bagged? 🍷
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📦: @rochebin_vins_et_domaines Hérisson | Rouge 3L Box
🛍️: @caveroccamaura Vagabonde | Côtes du Rhône 1.5L Bagnum

#bagnum #3L #sustainability #smartpackaging #alternativepackaging #goodjuice #wine #communalbrands #communalbrandswine
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Repost from @melissamontisaunders

Das Glitz = party!!! Perfect for any summer dance party playlist.

Our newest German Pet Nats from @michael.ebert82 🤩

#tgif #petnat #organicwine #winesofgermany #nahe #dancepartywine #dasdelicious #petillantnaturel #germanpetnat #germanpetnatrose #sparklingwine #communalbrands #communalbrandswine
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More items are back in stock!

Ciu Ciu Cremant d’Alsace 🐦@ruhlmannschutz has returned to bring some spark (🥂) to our summer

#cuicui #cremantdalsace #bubbly #winesoffrance #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #sparklingwine #bubblessparkmyjoy #backinstock
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Patiently waiting for the last of this 🍊 2020 to come in

Make sure to order, we might sell out in 1 day! 😅

#aransat #orangewine #italianwine #winesofitaly #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #lastofit #getitbeforeitsellsout #endofvintage
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Repost from @withingtons_chelsea

Don’t open your Pet Nats in the living room! You’ve been warned ⚠️. These wines want to jump out of the bottle!

Red Nat from Orbis Moderandi is 100% Pinot Noir. Sustainably grown in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand. Natty bubbles. No filter. Fresh Pinot Noir fruit! A little chunky but not funky. Really cool!😎

@communalbrands

#petnat #bottleshop #chelseami #dextermi #grasslakemichigan #manchestermi #annarbormichigan #nattywine
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More faves are back in stock!
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#oregonpinotnoir #ramato #communalbrands #communalbrandswine #winesoforegon #romancandle #ebbtide #pinotgris #oregonwine #willamettevalley #willamettevaleywines #usawines #winesofusa
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