With sustainability receiving a lot of attention across the Australian and New Zealand wine industry, producers and suppliers are looking at ways to lower costs and improve efficiencies. At the upcoming PACKWINE Forum & Expo, a special panel of industry experts will examine future directions for sustainable wine packaging and will explore options for primary,
Cans are among the fastest growing segment of the wine packaging sector and consumer interest in the format is rapidly increasing each year. Opportunities for the style to grow are mirroring a growing favourability toward lighter wine styles, which are favourable for canning as they are less reliant on ageing. Neil Scrimgeour is the business
Entries to the 2022 PACKWINE Design Awards have been many and varied with innovative designs challenging the status quo when it comes to wine packaging. Designs fall across six categories Classic Format, Package Series, Redesign, Presentation or Gift Set and Alternative or Sustainable Package. The People’s Choice Award is now open and all entries can
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
Packaging! Sometimes there can be too much, sometimes there can be too little… but how do you get the balance of product versus packaging just right? Ralph Moyle from the Australian Institute of Packaging talks about achieving ‘the Goldilocks spot’ as he presents some all-important guidance for wineries to make their packaging more sustainable as
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.
There seems to be a temptation for wineries and other packaged consumer goods producers to adapt their packaging to different countries and different cultures. The adaptation can range from merely translating the words on the package to the language of a country or culture to redesigning the whole package to be more appealing to the