packaging

Cursed by Cuteness: Champagne Splits Are Easy to Love, but Hard to Embrace

Cursed by Cuteness: Champagne Splits Are Easy to Love, but Hard to Embrace

“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.

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‘Stovepipe’ Cans Are Here Because Craft Beer Wants to Party

‘Stovepipe’ Cans Are Here Because Craft Beer Wants to Party

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, […]

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Crush It: The 10 Best Canned Wines for Summer 2018, Ranked

Crush It: The 10 Best Canned Wines for Summer 2018, Ranked

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, […]

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Cool Wine Labels, Move Over. Cool Wine Bottles, Welcome!

Cool Wine Labels, Move Over. Cool Wine Bottles, Welcome!

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 […]

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