Paso Robles winery launches next generation of packaging
May 8, 2013
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, the pioneer in Paso Robles of ultra-premium wines based on Bordeaux varieties, revealed a new line of bottles and labels that debuted with its 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. JUSTIN’s other signature red wines now feature labels silk-screened directly onto custom-molded bottles using organic inks, real gold detail for JUSTIN’s iconic wine, ISOSCELES, and platinum for the limited production ISOSCELES Reserve.Read More
CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs
Innovations in packaging materials and functional elements pour from the beverage segment.
May 8, 2013
Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a coffee brewing system for campers, hikers and coffee connoisseurs. Now the company’s updated spouted pouch from Flair Flexible Packaging helps Nature’s Coffee Kettle better communicate the unique brewing method and the freshness of the custom-roasted gourmet coffee.Read More
CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs - Case Study
Verallia uses simulation and optimization to help reduce bottle weight while preventing breakage.
May 8, 2013
When Dom Pérignon—French Benedictine monk and winemaker—was asked to look into why sparkling wine bottles were unexpectedly bursting in the cellars of his abbey in northern France three hundred years ago, he decided to investigate the bubbles. Fermentation, it turns out, continued after the beverage was bottled, producing additional carbonation and increasing pressure. By experimenting, so the story goes, Pérignon was able to control the refermentation process and reduce breakage and loss of the bottles’ contents. Read More
April 17, 2013
Intervitis-Interfructa, the international trade fair which takes place every three years, will open its doors in Stuttgart from April 24 to 27, 2013. The fair is dedicated to the wine, spirits and fruit juice industries. Smurfit Kappa will take the opportunity to present its full range of innovative Bag-in-Box packaging solutions and filling technology at the event.Read More
Fetzer Vineyards and Zipz knock it out of the park with new package
April 1, 2013
Starting on April 1st, Opening Day, Major League Baseball fans can zip, sip and root for their home team. Beer, the long preferred beverage at baseball games, will see major competition as Mendocino County wine pioneer Fetzer and industry newcomer Zipz launch a unique new product in select North American stadiums.Read More
Conference dives into successful ROPP implementations
March 21, 2013
Last year, Fowler Products (www.fowlerproducts.com), powered by Pro Mach and Zalkin sponsored the Application Fundamentals of Aluminum Closures (AFAC) conference, a non-commercial symposium attended by a who’s who of Spirits, Wine, Beer and Soft Drink brand owners.Read More
New service offers one-half-pallet sales
February 11, 2013
TricorBraun WinePak has launched WinePak Direct, an online store created to serve small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings.Read More
February 8, 2013
Avery Dennison Corporation announce the introduction of the Aqua Stick™ Portfolio featuring Z3338—an advanced emulsion adhesive that enables sparkling wine and champagne brand owners to effectively utilize pressure-sensitive labeling materials on surfaces with heavy condensation.Read More
Cover Story: Flexible Packaging
This burgeoning segment boasts benefits for both brand owners and consumers.
February 5, 2013
The flexible packaging segment is proving its staying power as sales are up and more and more food and beverage products roll out onto store shelves in this format.
January 22, 2013
Informative new data shows growing acceptance of a variety wine closures amongst trade and consumers, according to a recent qualitative research conducted by Evan Goldstein, MS and Full Circle Wine Solutions.Read More