November 28, 2008

Maker of red wine goes green with plastic bottles

By Shelley Emling
Cox International Correspondent
Saturday, November 29, 2008
London —- First there were plastic corks. Now there’s another reason for wine snobs to turn up their noses —- plastic bottles.

With an eye toward shipping costs and the environment, Boisset Family Estates in France has announced it will export all its Beaujolais Nouveau to the United States this year in plastic. Other wine and champagne producers, such as Fetzer Vineyards in California, also are converting to lighter-weight packaging.

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November 13, 2008

The cost of a bottle of wine

I found this through a website I visit regularly even though she does not update regularly.

 Amy Gardner is the owner of Wine Talent, a recruitment company for he wine industry.  Her blog is Career Advice in the Wine Industry.

Recently she posted a link to a February 2008 article in the Sacremento Bee about why a bottle of wine costs what it does.

 Here is the link to Amy's original post

and Here is the link to the article on the cost of a bottle of wine.


I always find it interesting to see what some of the basics costs of products are - and thought you might too.

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November 11, 2008

Moet vs Veuve in London

Moet Chandon and Veuve Clicquot will find out what branded outlets will do for them in these tough economic times.

Moet decided to go with a temporary outlet open from December 3rd through December 28th, Wednesdays through Saturdays.  Now why not all the way thrrough the 31st?  The Moet facility will be on high retail Bond Street.

Veuve has decided to create a permanent space inside of Harrods. The Bar/Boutique will be on the first floor next to the designer fashion labels.

Moet details: Atelier Moet

 The Drinks Business article

Veuve details: Tallking Drinks article

 Sommelier India article

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August 17, 2008

A look at wine bottle closures

Finding Closure
As market grows, oxygen transmission rates are at heart of alternative closure options
by Jamie Goode, Ph.D.
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