By Ben Luker Awareness of alternative packaging amongst Australian drinkers is on the rise, but COVID-19 has limited opportunities for conversion. The key drivers towards casks and cans are portability and the desire for smaller portion sizes amongst younger drinkers. However, the pandemic has removed the out-of-home occasions where this is most relevant, limiting demand.
Packaging and labelling technologies for wine, just like bottling processes themselves, have advanced significantly in recent years. Della Toffola Pacific’s managing director, Paul Baggio, discusses these changes and the benefits to the business of winemaking. Della Toffola is very well regarded across all winemaking regions as the industry leader, with a multi-generational history of delivering
Fraudulent wines account for around $70 billion each year globally, leaving wine producers substantially out of pocket. But two WA developers are now using cutting edge blockchain technology and RFID chips embedded in screwcaps to beat the theft, as Neil Dowling writes. Global wine counterfeiting has become a massive headache that is leaving wine producers
Getting wine from the vineyard to the shelves has always remained a stressful experience each vintage for grapegrowers and winemakers alike. When their wines are ready to be bottled, nothing could be worse than an easily-avoidable bottling line mishap slowing down the process. Journalist Samuel Squire spoke with bottling contractors and wineries about ways to