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🍾 Uncorking wine’s true potential
A bottle of Chardonnay by Elemental Wines sits between a stemless wine glass and a round, thin puck of aluminum, on top of a metallic, gold table cloth.
See that skinny little puck to the left of the chardonnay? That’s all the aluminum needed to make an Element[AL] wine bottle. | Photo by SACtoday staff
Bogle Family Wine recently announced its newest, environmentally friendly approach to wine packaging — Element[AL] Wines.

The collection is a first-of-its-kind innovation, utilizing new engineering technology to create a wine bottle out of aluminum that is true-to-form when compared to its glass counterparts.

Vice President of Marketing Paul Englert stands in front of several crates of wine boxes, packaged and ready to ship in the Bogle Family Wines warehouse. A sign indicates on the Elemental Wines crate that it is 600 pounds lighter than the glass wine crate.

Paul Englert shows two crates of wine side-by-side: The left containing glass-bottled wine, and the right containing aluminum.


Photo by SACtoday staff

You may be wondering, “Why aluminum?” There are a few key reasons:
  • Aluminum is “infinitely recyclable,” meaning it can be recycled back into itself without loss of material during the process.
  • Recycling aluminum is profitable because the metal ore is much more expensive to extract.
  • Recycling aluminum takes 90% less energy than glass.
  • The bottle is shatter proof, making it safer for shipping, outdoor use, and travel.
  • Aluminum is much lighter in weight, cutting down on the truckload numbers needed for shipment (less trucks = lower cost + less carbon emissions).
Jody Bogle presents the launch of Elemental Wines in front of seated viewers, with shelves of the aluminum-bottled wines behind her showing the product.

Jody Bogle presents the benefits of an aluminum bottle for wine packaging.


Photo by SACtoday staff

A shipment of entirely aluminum-bottled wines saves 11,647 lbs per truckload, according to Paul Englert, Vice President of Marketing for Bogle Vineyards. To put that number into perspective, that’s the approximate size of a male African elephant.

Contrary to other aluminum bottle products, Element[AL] Wines is the first to achieve the actual bottleneck structure of a glass of wine.

Staying true to the aesthetics + taste of glass-bottled wines was important in the formulation of the aluminum bottle, according to Jody Bogle, Vice President of Consumer Relations.

“We pride ourselves on quality,” says Bogle. “We’ve been doing monthly blind taste tests to ensure that the quality and taste of the wine hasn’t changed.”

Bogle hopes Element[AL] Wines is the first step in a more widespread effort to give consumers more eco-friendly, accessible options.

Want to try it? It’s already hit the shelves at Nugget Markets in West Sacramento, and is coming to Walmart, Target, Safeway, Albertsons, and Raley’s within the next few months.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Magnum Opus 2024 | Tuesday, Feb. 6-Friday, Feb. 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Dr., Ste. B, Carmichael | Free | View local + international artists at this annual juried show presenting a variety of sizes, media, and subject matter.
  • Paints and Pints | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Kick N Mule, 2901 W. Capital Ave., West Sacramento | $30 | Paint two love birds watching a sunset while you sip on a beer.
  • Babytron | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. | Ace Of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento | $44.50 | Catch one-third of the hip hop trio Sh*ttyBoyz (yes that’s actually the name) on his solo tour stop in Sacramento.
  • Ian Fidance | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $32+ | This comic, writer, and actor’s humor is best described as “bizarre, yet funny.”
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Black Artists in America | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento | $15 | Peruse Crocker’s newest collection of works, which celebrates Black artists from the 1950s-'70s.
  • The Herban Exchange | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 5:30 p.m. | Fitsom Studios, 2512 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento | Free | Enjoy a wine bar + mix and mingle with the people behind up-and-coming cannabis technology in California.
  • Alabama Mike & The Mighty Revelators | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $22 | Enjoy these musical guests for Blues & Bourbon — the bourbon is optional, but the blues are not.
  • The Hated 8 | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 7 p.m. | Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club, 1207 Front St., Sacramento | $15 | This special pushes participating comedians to try out new material with a live audience.
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🏈 Super essentials for game day
A rotating gif of Super Bowl game day essentials, including tees that support Taylor and a slow cooker buffet.
It’s Super Bowl LVIII: Taylor’s Version. | Photos via Amazon
Ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Gear up for hosting, snacking, and cheering on Taylor’s boyfriend your favorite team with game day essentials.
News Notes
  • Over the weekend, Sacramento saw ~60 miles per hour winds — the highest recorded windspeed in Sac County was in Rancho Cordova at 68 mph. Downed trees, road closures, and power outages occurred all over the area. You can report obstructed roads + powered-off signals by calling 311. (FOX40)
  • Two Walgreens locations are closing in Sacramento — one in Citrus Heights (6199 Sunrise Blvd.) and another in North Highlands (6819 Watt Ave.). The last days of operation are Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 22, respectively. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Sacramento’s Victoria Monet took home three Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Sheldon High School alumna was recognized in the following categories: Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Album (non-classical). (Sac Bee)
Real Estate
  • Part of the Natomas Advanced Logistics Center (3950 Duckhorn Dr.) recently sold for $24.3 million. The buyer, Eiger Capital, is an Australian-based boutique private capital real estate firm. The other portion of the center, 3900 Duckhorn, is still owned by Panattoni. The new owners have not announced any plans. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • After some time on the market, Sam’s Hof Brau (2500 Watt Ave.) is returning to its reopening project. No offers were made during the search for a new tenant, but the owners received “overwhelming” feedback asking the restaurant to return to the space. (Sac Biz Journal)
Coming Soon
  • A new dispensary is slated for Woodland Harvest Square shopping center (1810 E Main St., Ste. 101). Cannabis company Perfect Union was one of four businesses to receive its cannabis retail license for Woodland, hoping to be the first to market in the city. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • If you’ve been dreaming of a “one-card wallet,” it’s time to wake up and get your hands on this credit card. Not only does it offer 0% APR into 2025, but cardholders can also earn up to 5% cash back — with no annual fee to boot.*
The Buy
This set of six colored wine glasses, which remind us of Estelle stemware, only more affordable. The multicolor stemware set is perfect for parties, Galentine’s Day, or girls’ night in.
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I hope all of you were able to stay safe during the weekend’s crazy winds. I’ve lived through tornadoes in Oklahoma and this Sacramento weather definitely gave OK a run for its money. 🌀
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