London startup Garçon Wine
by Bramptonwiness has created wine bottles sturdy enough to survive mail delivery and petite enough to fit through a letterbox.
Putting a whole new spin on the cylinder structure of a traditional wine bottle, Revell changed created a narrow, rectangular shaped bottle made from a glass-like plastic. Once the order is made, it is shipped directly to their homes.
The wine bottle holds the same amount as a 750ml bottle but has been flattened and made longer so it can fit through a standard slot in a front door or postbox.
Joe Revell, 29, of Garcon Wines, said he came up with the idea after listening to a friend complain about missing deliveries at home, when he was not there to open the door and sign for the bottles.
The bottles are made from hard glass-like plastic and are packaged in cardboard boxes which cushion the fall from the letterbox to the floor. The bottle itself is 13.5in – about 2in taller than a regular wine bottle – but around half as thick.