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Article | September 13, 2011
Wine in a can
French filler Cacolac has signed a contract with Australian company Barokes Pty Ltd. (now registered in Europe as Vinsafe International Pty Ltd.) licensing them to fill wine in a can using Barokes’ Vinsafe technology.
The Vinsafe process is said to be the only wine-in-a-can packaging system, combining long shelf life with high product quality. Cacolac is the second European filling facility to be awarded this license after the Spanish company Font Salem. Ball Packaging Europe, one of the leading European beverage can manufacturers, is the only European supplier of Vinsafe cans for wine using Barokes’ technology.
The Vinsafe technology utilizes three distinct elements, namely wine parameters, can specifications and filling conditions. It is the only globally recognized, patented wine-in-a-can packaging system that has been proven to deliver consistent quality, stability, and longevity in canned wine. Ball signed the contract to manufacture and supply the specially produced cans for wine using the Vinsafe production process in December 2010. As an approved supplier, Ball will produce the aluminum cans with the Vinsafe logo to demonstrate that both can and content comply with the specially patented standards. With the two recently licensed Vinsafe fillers located in the major wine regions of Valencia (Spain) and Bordeaux (France), the European supply chain for Vinsafe is now established, offering European wineries a proven alternative packaging system for their wines and thus opening up new markets.
“We are surrounded by premium wine producers looking to access new international markets and consumers with their wines,” says Cacolac Director, Christian Maviel. “After much investigation we decided that the only viable option is Vinsafe. Wine is not easy to fill in a can while maintaining its quality. We would not risk filling wine for brand owners with centuries of winemaking history behind them without the use of the globally patented Vinsafe wine packaging system, which offers a unique can, lining, and filling process specifically designed for wine – something that has not been available prior to Barokes’ patented Vinsafe specifications.”
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