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The wine bottle designed for sharing

“Wine in a glass of its own” reads the tag line. Stacked Wines, a California-based company, have launched the latest in innovative wine packaging with their stacked bottle of four stemless wine glasses which can be broken up and shared. With the standard 750ml volume, the glasses can be snapped and consumed in 187ml portions. …

The paper wine bottle

Have you ever seen the like of it? A paper wine bottle? This is the latest innovation from UK firm Greenbottle, who have realised that biodegradable packaging is becoming more and more important, particularly in the UK as landfill space is fast running out. The packaging, which is compostable and decomposes within weeks, is currently …

‘Goon’ taking a new form

Indeed, something this bad only deserves to be slapped, but just because it’s not every one’s cup of tea, doesn’t mean it doesn’t serve a purpose. Although far from the popular heights of the nineties, ‘goon’ may soon be coming back to a restaurant near you – this time in a different guise. Boisset Family …

Ecova lightening the load

We got a news shot a few months back to say our 2010 South African wines under the Paarl Heights label would be packaged in new Burgundy-shaped Ecova bottles (pictured). First I’d heard of it, but apparently they use 25% less glass than the traditional bottle. So the first delivery landed with us this morning …

Traditional glass bottles still going nowhere

There’s plenty of good to take from PET plastic bottles, the innovative form of wine packaging that’s slowly edging its way onto supermarket shelves. The recycable bottles are around an eighth of the weight of the traditional glass bottles, reducing carbon emissions and energy use during production and transport. Producers of PET plastic claim their …

Something this bad needs to be slapped

Barely six months have gone by since a group of French cowboys got nabbed for flogging the equivalent of 18 million bottles of fake Pinot Noir to US. giant Gallo for their brand Red Bicyclette. Now, similar news has resurfaced after the company involved in one of Australia’s greatest wine deceptions has had its cards …

Making life easier for vegetarians & vegans

Whilst labelling on food products is continuing to improve, packaging for most wine is still lacking essential information for vegetarians and vegans. As a result, we have now tagged our vegetarian and vegan wines on the main website, but what, you may ask, makes a wine suitable for this type of consumption? Vegetarian wine is …

Wine entrepreneur proves Dragons wrong

Whether it’s the British or the Irish version, making an appearance on Dragons’ Den is a brave move. Before deciding to go in front of the fire breathing investors, you’d want to be sure that you’ve got your facts right and that you have a proposal that the whole nation isn’t going to hurt themselves …

Plastic wine bottles. You’re kidding, right..?

No, I’m not kidding. In fact, you may have seen them already as they are being used by some of the UK’s top supermarkets, including Sainbury’s, as you can see from the range pictured left. Some believe it to be the next big thing. Whether it is or not, you are sure to see more …

JAQK of All Trades

While opening a retail wine store and warehouse is the culmination of a dream for us, everyone once in a while there’s a daydream about starting our own brand of wines just to have an opportunity to design incredibly lucious labels and plush packaging. That’s more or less what Joel Templin and Katie Jain did. …