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Universal Specialties Inc has announced that it has changed its name to Universal Packaging Inc. The words “Universal Specialties” have been synonymous with high quality since 1985. The company’s history dates back to when it originally screen printed bottles for wineries and breweries.
Water usage reduction of 17% in two years makes cork wine stoppers from ACI CORK USA a closure alternative that is more environmentally friendly than any other option available in the wine industry today. Statistics recently released by ACI CORK USA show that the production facilities of parent company Àlvaro Coelho & Irmãos, S.A.
Is China becoming the largest producer of California wines? An alarming number of fake California wines are being sold in Asia as authentic imports. Counterfeiting does not just damage the brand owner's reputation and result in loss of revenue, but may also expose the owner to liability and the consumer to harm.
Tonnellerie Quintessence is proud to present Fleur de Quintessence, a new premium barrel for aging the world’s finest wines. This barrel celebrates artistry, craftsmanship, French heritage and an exceptional wood source, all of which contribute to Fleur de Quintessence’s status as the cooperage’s icon barrel.
Leonardo LoCascio, President, CEO and Founder of Winebow, Inc., announced the expansion of Winebow's distribution business into the state of Illinois. Winebow will operate as a distributor serving the market from a new Chicago distribution facility.
Schneider Packaging Equipment and Lantech introduce the Stack and Wrap Palletizing/Stretch Wrapping Cell combining two or more lines into a centralized automated palletizing stretch wrapping station. The unique stack and wrap solution actually builds the unit load on the stretch wrapper which more efficiently handles and stabilizes lightweight, unstable loads in a reduced floor space.
Máire Murphy and Walt Averill have officially launched their second venture in the wine industry. Following long, distinguished careers in wine, the couple founded Sín É Wine Company in 2001 creating and developing several negociant brands, including Solex Chardonnay.
Longtime wine industry professional Neil Foster and internationally recognized glass industry leader David Hammond have launched Vertical Glass & Packaging (www.verticalglass.com) to manufacture and distribute a full range of imported and domestic high quality glass bottles for the North American wine industry.
After 5 years as the General Manager of Tonnellerie Radoux Norm Leighty has formed Norm Leighty, LLC, a sales representation company representing several suppliers of oak barrels, oak alternatives, tannins and used barrels. Companies represented are Okanagan Barrel Works, makers of both French and American oak barrels and tanks located in Oliver, B.C., Canada.
Press Release - January 28, 2010, MODESTO, CA--Oeneo Bouchage, manufacturer of the patented technical cork closure DIAM, has signed a long-term distribution agreement with leading USA supply chain company G3 Enterprises.
ReCORK by Amorim, a North American-based wine cork recycling program sponsored by Amorim of Portugal and SOLE of Canada, announced that the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance Board has unanimously selected ReCORK to collect and recycle used and surplus natural cork wine closures from their 100-plus members in Washington state.
Following success in Europe, Nomacorc, the world’s leading producer of alternative wine closures, is introducing its NomaSense equipment in the U.S. at the Unified Symposium in Sacramento. The NomaSense oxygen measurement system is highly accurate, portable, non-destructive, and allows for non-invasive analysis of both gaseous and dissolved oxygen in bottled wine.
Peregrine Mobile Bottling, LLC features a new KRONES-Engineered Mobile Bottling Line of highest quality. The line is installed on a 48 ft trailer and operates at 70+ bpm. They use KRONES filling technology with single and double pre-evacuation for absolute lowest O2 pick-up, cork and screw cap application, R&G capsule applicator and KRONES-KOSME rotary labeler from subsidiary.
Being different proved to be a winner for French winemaker Boisset Family Estates. The World Packaging Organization has awarded Constar International a 2009 WorldStar Award, the international packaging industry’s most prestigious honor, for a lightweight, sustainable 750ml PET wine bottle for Boisset Family Estates’ 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau.
Cowhorn, a small Applegate Valley winery whose early releases are earning big national praise, just sent its first shipment of 1,000 used wine bottles to The Green Glass Company where they will be upcycled into heirloom goblets, pitchers, tumblers, vases, and votives.
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