Kegs & By-The-Glass – Two Hot Trends

Two articles circulated on wine industry news outlets today touted two continuing hot trends: The growing use of kegs by wineries to support and expand on-premise business; By-the-glass sales are booming due to Millennials’ joy of exploration of new wines and flavors. Excerpts from the news releases today highlight the convergence of the two trends: […]

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Compliance Applies to Alternative Wine Packaging

As a firm that has worked with various packaging form factors one criteria remains constant for all them: labeling compliance with the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). For traditional glass bottle packaging, it’s pretty straightforward with both the requirements necessary on wine labels, as well as the process for submitting […]

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Single-serves Promote Convenience

Two new single-serve alternative packages for wine are making the news, an elegant, single-serve, 187-ml plastic glass by Zipz, and a single-serve, 187-ml, glass vials (or test tubes) by The Vini. Both made The New York Times online: Single-Serving Wine for Sipping Small By FLORENCE FABRICANT Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times “Buy me […]

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Premium Boxed Wine Thrives

From Shanken News Daily comes this industry update: “The premium three-liter boxed wine segment continues to enjoy strong momentum in the U.S., up 25% by value and 27% by volume in the 52 weeks through February 24, according to SymphonyIRI. The segment still appears to have plenty of upside, accounting for just 2% of the […]

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