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The Ernest & Julio brand takes an hourglass shape in two sizes (right). For Gossamer Bay (below left) only the 1.5-L bottle has
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Gallo gets shapely

Two new bottle shapes from Ernest & Julio Gallo of Modesto, CA, are shaking things up in the retail wine rack. The brands involved are Gossamer Bay and Ernest & Julio Gallo.
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Palm Beach style for every consumer

Lake Success, NY-based Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons, makers of AriZona beverages, is introducing a new malt liquor product called Palm Beach. The two cocktail-style drink flavors, Margarita and Cosmopolitan, are in frosted-glass, flask-style bottles.

GPI names 12 Clear Choice winners

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) named 12 Clear Choice Award Winners for 1998. New in '98 is the Glass Classics category, intended to highlight the competition's 10th anniversary, and the winner was Canandaigua Wine Co.
The double-wall E/F-flute corrugated carton presented at Western TAPPI?s golf tournament won Clio?s Silver award. A corrugated
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Clio packages winning ideas

A paperboard wine case and a unique gift pack used at a TAPPI golf tournament were among the outstanding package designs honored at this year's Clio Awards.
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What packagers want in turnkey projects

Exclusive survey of medium to large manufacturers reveals the services they want-and need. Documentation, engineering design and electrical engineering are the main areas of assistance required.

New look brings a boom in sales

New labels on 750-mL glass bottles of six varietals from Delicato Family Vineyards have brought a significant increase in sales for the Novato, CA, wine maker.

'Benefits' label for beer?

The beer industry may seek government permission to include a benefits statement, as well as the mandatory warning, on beer labels. According to Craig Purser, director of industry affairs for the National Beer Wholesalers Assn., brewers are waiting to see if the wine industry wins approval of its request for a benefits statement.
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Best of Brand Design honored

Sponsored by the newly renamed Brand Design Assn., the 1998 Gold Awards competition honored outstanding package design from around the world.
Just ahead of the labeler, air knives (above) dry the bottles to make them more receptive to the labels. The rotary cold-glue l
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Craft brewer launches bottles for retail

Toronto specialty on-premise brewer parlays recent developments in filling, capping and labeling machines to install a bottling line in its very own basement.

Ultra-premium wines look the part

"What's really distinctive here is ACL plus a paper label." That's how Gary Glass, director of business development at Sutter Home Winery, sums up the unique approach to decoration taken by this St.


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