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Opening minds on closures

Published:  08 February, 2019

Innovations in wine closures are coming thick and fast, driven by sustainability, convenience and quality control. Lisa Riley investigates their impact

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Tim Atkin MW: Closing off the cork-vs-cap conundrum

Published:  31 January, 2019

TIM ATKIN MW

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Co-op claims UK supermarket first with introduction of Helix corks

Published:  04 October, 2018

The Co-op has claimed a UK supermarket first with the introduction of Helix wine corks - Portugal’s answer to the metal screw cap.

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Berry Bros & Rudd introduces Helix closure to UK retail

Published:  14 May, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has claimed a UK retail first with the introduction of the Helix closure.

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Bolney turns to screwcap

Published:  28 February, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has announced going forward it's replacing its cork closures across its still wine portfolio with screwcaps.

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Vinventions grows global market share as volumes rise

Published:  12 February, 2018

Wine closures specialist Vinventions has reported ‘considerable’ volume growth, delivering 2.7 billion closures in 2017 compared to 2.5 billion the previous year.

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The battle for closure

Published:  09 October, 2017

The industry has been split on the issue of cork versus screwcap for years, but now consumers are calling the shots, as Lisa Riley reports

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Data shows widening gap between average bottle price for cork and alternative closures

Published:  09 October, 2017

New data suggests there is a widening gap between the average bottle price of cork-closed wine and wine that is sealed with alternative closures. 

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Cork Fights Back

Published:  15 August, 2017

Once the only choice when it came to stoppers for wine bottles, cork has suffered at the hands of synthetic rivals for years. But now there are signs of a comeback, says Lisa Riley

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Avina aims to keep bubbles in bottle with new wine stopper

Published:  15 June, 2017

Avina Wine Accessories has launched a bottle stopper designed specifically for sparkling wine.

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