Hardy Wine Company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first all-in-one wine packaging.

The Australian wine group said today (11 December) that the 'Shuttle' will be launched nationally. The 187ml, single-serve acrylic wine bottle is sealed by its own acrylic wine glass and is tamper-proof, the company says.

"Hardy Wine Company has carved an international reputation as a leader in innovation and development - and the 'Shuttle' is another example of that excellence," said Hardy's global marketing manager, Miriam Leenders. "We have been extremely satisfied by the 'Shuttle's' instant appeal and popularity from those people who have had an opportunity to use them."

Hardy has launched the 'Shuttle' under the Hardys brand for its Shiraz and Chardonnay varietals.

The packaging was originally developed for the Australian season of the Cirque de Soleil circus show. The concept is being introduced state-by-state as part of the national tour of the latest Cirque du Soleil production, Varekai.

The 'Shuttle' will be stocked in limited quantities in some Australian states through selected on-trade and retail outlets at around A$4.95 (US$3.88).