Convenience Comes In A Can

There are two industries that thrive only when they can realize cost savings by providing more convenience to customers: the airline and cruise line industries. Reducing weight, maximizing storage, and providing luxury amenities all benefit their bottom lines. Which makes it a mystery all the more that the air and cruise line industries don’t demand […]

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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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We too love box wine!

It was very satisfying to read Master Sommelier and Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ Director of Wines Emily Wines’ post regarding her love of box wine and other alternative wine packaging. For years we have been talking about the virtues of using box wine in hotels and restaurants but the discussion rarely goes beyond using BIB […]

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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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