How can we get consumers to try alternative wine packaging? By Jakob Mesidis, Bill Page, Larry Lockshin, Armando Maria Corsi and Justin Cohen Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, University of South Australia Calls from consumers, advocacy groups, and governments have seen industries adopt practices to reduce their CO₂ output. To this end, the wine industry
By Greg Stokes The world’s first known winery dates back to 4100BC in Europe. Large earthenware vessels (Qvevris) were used to store the wine and were covered with beeswax and were possibly in use as early as 6000BC. People have been drinking wine for millennia and over the years, the wine containers have changed. A
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.
Consumer demand for environmentally sustainable wine packaging, coupled with a preference for simple convenience, has led to the recent growth in the number of Australian winemakers producing wine in a can. Journalist Samuel Squire spoke to those involved in the production of canned wine to learn about the winemaking process and how this differs from