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Whining over wine

The California Association of Winegrape Growers is pressing the BATF to revise its labeling standards so consumers understand that flavored wines are not required to meet the same content standards as traditional table wine.
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Sutter: To twist or not to twist

After seven years of using twist-off closures to seal its 1 ½-L bottles of wine, Sutter Home Winery recently reverted back to sealing its larger bottles with a traditional cork closure.
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International agreements

Convenience Food Systems (Bakel, the Netherlands) has acquired Dixie Union (Kempten, Germany).
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Scholle Corporation: Synthetic wine closure

Available from Scholle (Northlake, IL), the Integra Wine Closure is said to help eliminate leakage, breakage and other problems associated with natural cork closures.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
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Will e-commerce help or hurt distributors and sales agents?

That’s still a question because readers were sharply divided on the effect e-commerce will have on packaging distributors or sales agents. Survey of purchasing readers in January reports wide range of opinions.
Buena Vida's redesigned pressure-sensitive label (above) has a cleaner look than its previous glue-applied label. The winery's n
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Labeler gives new life to wine bottles

A single-head, pressure-sensitive labeler for front and back labels provides a small Texas winery with quick set-up and clean-up time and saves $10ꯠ, too.
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Competition 'tags' winning labels

This year’s Tag and Label Awards Competition honors pressure-sensitive labels used for new age drinks, wine and vitamins.
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Label depicts the 21st century

For the 21st year in a row, Kenwood Vineyards, owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars, has released a Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series wine. The 1995 vintage wine is decorated with a label created by printmaker and painter Karl Kasten.
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Neocork is winning converts in Napa Valley

Among the first to use a newly developed synthetic wine cork called Neocork(TM) was Lane Tanner winery of Napa, CA. Lane Tanner, owner of the 14-year-old winery, says that her switch from organic to synthetic corks has greatly reduced the number of bottles in which wine has been spoiled by oxygen ingress.

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