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September 2010
Survey Report: 2010 Packaging Report
The high price of tin capsules has some wineries looking at their options, and label redesigns heat up during the down economy.
by Cathy Fisher
This year’s Packaging Survey revealed some interesting shifts in wine capsule usage as well as shed some light on trends around wine labelling. Tin continues to lead in capsule use, but its higher price is giving many wineries pause—wineries which have historically deferred to tin for its image of quality and prestige. The percentage of wineries using tin has declined from 95 percent in 2004 to 79 percent today. For this reason, aluminum capsules are being given more consideration t...
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