“Everyone wants to talk about the big Ford truck,” Derrick Westbrook says. “No one wants to hear about your tiny hybrid.” Westbrook, a Chicago-based sommelier, is explaining why single-serve sparkling wine bottles don’t generate as much industry cred as magnums and other large-format vessels.
In June, Anchor Brewing launched its flagship Steam Beer in cans for the first time in its 122-year history. Its vessel of choice? Tall and handsome 19.2-ounce cans, also known as “stovepipe” cans. ”We wanted a single-serve option, and we saw a lot of other breweries moving into the 19.2,” Scott Ungermann, Anchor Brewing brewmaster, […]
Canned wines are on the march. According to a January 2018 Nielsen report, category growth outpaced any other form of wine packaging in the U.S. last year. As more brands continue to debut canned offerings, sales of the summer sippers promise to be similarly abundant. Last summer, VinePair sampled the market-leading canned wine options and, […]
Over the past decade there has been a craft beer boom in America. One can find craft beer at almost any bar across the country, and the options only continue to grow. At this point craft beer already represents 10% of the American beer market, and the trend suggests the number is rapidly increasing.
In the olden days, you used to save money as the packaging size for an item got larger. Just think about Costco and Sam’s Club–the entire model of these stores is built around the idea that people will buy products in bulk if they’re able to save on their cost per ounce. This was once true of […]
We know it’s silly to judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to wine. Still, when we look over these beautiful wine label concepts we can’t help but reach for our wallets. Some of these are design projects and others are limited edition/one-off labels for actual wineries or corporate clients. Whatever the […]
Our friends down under have taken it upon themselves to create a new kind of design to appeal to wine-buying consumers. We’ve always been dazzled by interesting wine labels, boxes, and papers, but the team over at O-I Australia has taken it a step further: they’ve designed internally embossed wine bottles for Australian and New […]