Is the closure war coming to an end?

28 April 2018 – The debate around closures has been part of the world of wine for several decades, and like most matters where belief carries more weight than the facts, it has acquired the intensity of religious dogma. Read more…


More wine bottles now under screwcap

16 April 2018 – The use of aluminum closures is rising – so much so, that screwcaps now account for almost 30% of the total global bottled still wine market. Read more…


Major packaging trends of 2018

12 January 2018 – Packaged planet.Repackage.Clean label 2.0.Sea change.Renavigate. Read more…


Are consumers growing weary of the traditional 750ml glass wine bottle?

10 January 2018 – While the traditional 750ml glass bottle is still the dominant wine packaging format, its limitations have led consumers to seek alternative formats. Read more…


Propak Cape Exhibition – packaging, processing, printing and plastics

9 October 2017 – The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest technologies and innovations in packaging and related industries. Read more…


Alcoholic beverages are central to greener future

28 August 2017 – Plastic has conquered the world. From manufacturing to retail, its presence is felt in virtually every stage of the supply chain. The soft drinks industry has been particularly quick on the uptake, with plastic bottles the pack solution of choice for some of the world’s biggest brands. So why has plastic failed to crack BWS? Read more…


Keeping an open mind on closures

22 August 2017 – Cork is still king in the consumer’s mind, but how do other closures stack up across the world? Read more…


How Wine Labels Influence Purchase Decisions Using Eye-Tracking Technology

What should a winery put on that label to get someone to buy it? A flashy label? A wordy story? The decision to what the label should look like can arguably be just as important as the growing of the grape and other winemaking processes prior to the wine even going into the bottle. Read more..


The future of wine packaging

People who are supposed to know these things insist that wine packaging is about to undergo a revolution – specifically, that canned wine is the next big thing and will sooner rather than later compete with bottles as the package of choice.

In this, they are wrong. Wine packaging has remained the same for centuries – a bottle with a cork – and there is absolutely no reason to believe that canned wine’s future is any different than screwcaps or boxes. It will occupy a niche, and lots of people will like it. But most of us won’t even notice it. Read more…