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September 2006
2006 Capsule Report
Tin capsules regain popularity; screw caps favored by wineries not using capsules.
by Mary-Colleen Tinney
Results from Wine Business Monthly's 2006 Capsule Survey indicate that the capsule-the sleeve that covers a wine bottle's neck and closure-remains the most popular way to finish a wine bottle. Eighty-one percent of respondents indicated that they use capsules (Chart 1), a 14 percent drop from 2004 when 95 percent of respondents used capsules. (The Wine Business Monthly Capsule Survey is conducted every other year.) Although capsules serve many uses-identifying the wine, protecting against tamper...
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