PACKWINE Forum & Expo speaker to highlight a ‘can’-do attitude in wine packaging

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 development manager with Affinity Labs and will present his ideas on why cans will provide opportunities for producers and suppliers.

“Canned wine is the fastest growing packaging segment in global wine consumption, due to perceived value for money, attractiveness of packaging, convenience, sustainability and millennial appeal,” he said.

“Unfortunately, many wines packaged in cans are susceptible to the formation of ‘reductive’ character after packaging, leading to increased risk of damaging consumer expectations and brand integrity.

“This presentation will provide detailed information on key wine attributes that can affect the shelf-life of canned wines and viable risk mitigation strategies that can be employed to combat this and maximise product quality on the shelf.”

Scrimgeour has extensive experience in the design and management of technical performance trials for new product and packaging types and leads a team who specialise in tailored consulting and technical support services for a range of foods and beverages.
He has spent the last 10 years working closely with packaging suppliers and wine producers on a broad range of process, product and packaging technology projects.

PACKWINE is now in its second year and is shining a spotlight on how change can be brought into the wine packaging industry through a print and digital forum as well as a trade exhibition, allowing leading suppliers to display their products and services. Design awards will also highlight the year’s best wine packaging.

PACKWINE will feature a number of industry leaders as part of its webinar component, including Neil Scrimgeour, business development manager of Affinity Labs; Paul Baggio, managing director of Della Toffola Pacific; and Rowena Curlewis, CEO of Denomination.
The PACKWINE Forum & Expo will be published in the September 2022 issue of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, the wine industry’s leading publication, while digital content will also be published online.

For more information, or to register for free to be a PACKWINE 2022 delegate, click here now.