The patent pending polyethylene terephthalate bottle is "ergonomically correct" he says with a deep indentation in the upper half that makes the bottle easy to grip. Containers Northwest (Tumwater WA) injection stretch/blow molds the bottles including a blue-tinted version that adds shelf appeal to a natural water variety. The bottles' wide mouth which facilitates "gulpability" takes a 38-mm polypropylene threaded closure from Alcoa Closures (Indianapolis IN). Salem Label (Salem OH) supplies the 2.75-mil PP labels flexo-printed in four colors. Launched nationally the suggested retail price for Ice Flavored Water is 99¢. Meanwhile Talking Rain grabbed attention with another new package. Its Sparkling Ice(TM) microbrewed root beer in a glass bottle received a Clear Choice Award from the Washington DC-based Glass Packaging Institute this past July. The 16-oz wide-mouth bottle is decorated via applied ceramic labeling by a variety of suppliers. It features a roll-on pilfer-resistant cap from Zapata Industries (Muskogee OK). This Sparkling Ice product shared GPI's beverage category award with Starbucks Mazagran (See PW December '95 p. 63).