Olive Oil Bottles: The Importance of a Good Cap

Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, for frying foods, or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. According to food experts, olive oil ranks first among the most commonly adulterated ingredients, followed by milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice. Hence, it's important to store olive oil properly. Packaging can directly influence olive oil quality. Incorrect packaging of olive oil bottles leads to oxidation and contamination, which deteriorates the oil. The shelf life of the oils exposed to intense artificial light and diffused daylight is shorter than that of oils kept in the dark. Moreover, the storage temperature, the use of nitrogen atmosphere, and the reduction of the oxygen in the headspace volume can appreciably control quality chang

Winemakers Choosing Screw Caps in Lieu of Corks

Corks are the traditional way to seal off a bottle of wine after all the hard work and fermentation is done. Some sources say they have been used in Europe since the 1400s. Corks are made from cork bark, which is a naturally occurring substance. Firstly, it is a limited natural resource. As more and more people produce wine in greater quantities, it is important to note that cork oak trees (the trees that grow cork bark) are finite in number – which is a matter of concern. Cork is also two to three times more expensive than screw caps. Moreover, because of its unique material, there are chances that your bottle is not properly sealed and the wine goes bad (this is often referred to as "TCA" or "cork taint"). On the other hand, wine bottle screw caps can be safely used as wine bottle closures for your home or commercially made wine. Wine bottle screw caps, when correctly used are an alternative to traditional wine corks that will prevent spoilage, providing no

Wine Bottles and Their Anatomy

Wine bottles, typically made of glass, are produced in a variety of shapes and volumes. These bottles are not just containers but they construe so many details about the wine that only wine experts might explain. All wine bottles have a specific structure according to the wine they carry. The parts of a wine bottle have a specific meaning. Let’s see what these parts are called. Body Body is the main part of a bottle. It is usually cylindrical but its diameter can vary. Label A sticker on the body is a label where you can find information about wine like the volume of the liquid, alcohol content by volume, vintage, origin, varietal, etc. Punt It is an indentation on the underside of the bottle that’s given while forming the bottle during the molding process. This helps in strengthening the structure of a bottle. Heel The heel is the bottom part of a bottle that helps the bottle to stand straight. Bottle Closure Closures are used to seal wine bottles. Like synthetic co

Findings Confirm The Positive Halo Effect of Aluminum Screw Cap/Closures When Compared With Synthetic Corks

Aluminum screw cap/closures have definitely come a long way since it was first released in the wine industry. The image portrayed for these screw cap/ closures is that it is only used for low-quality wines. However, in the early 2000s, Australia launched a large investigation around aluminum screw cap/closures, and today, the majority of the wine industry is bottling the beverage with these seals. However, the market for screw-capped bottled wines in the U.S. still struggles. As per experts, the U.S. market is very different from others. In the U.K. and Australia, the acceptance of screw caps/closures and synthetics is greater, while in the U.S. natural cork is still the preferred choice. But as the saying goes, one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. So similarly, should you judge a wine bottle by its screw cap/closure? Cultural preconceptions aside, the screw caps/closures can tell a great deal about the wine it encloses. It can hint at longevity, quality, culture, and history.

Storage and Preserving Olive Oil

As a natural product, and unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with time, so it is best used within a year. Nevertheless, depending on the variety, a freshly harvested olive oil could last up to 18-20 months (approx.) without losing its sensory characteristics. Here in this section, we tell you few tips on how to store and preserve oil: - Olive oil can be preserved longer than most other edible oils, especially if it is stored properly. The best containers for storing olive oil are glass (especially tinted glass). Other alternatives are ceramic, porcelain, or non-reactive metals such as stainless steel containers. However, olive oil will oxidize rapidly if the container is not sealed correctly. If olive oil is stored in a bottle, ensure it is sealed again with a good cap or closure. Never put olive oil in a container that does not have a tight cap or some other method of sealing. Always, store olive oil bottles or containers away from light and heat to maintain freshness.

Current Market Trend: Demand for Aluminum Caps/Closures

Think of a bottle of wine or spirits – and what we expect from it. We want the content to be fresh and the fizz to be preserved if the bottle contains carbonated drinks. We also want to be able to close the cap back on after taking a drink – and we do not want to see leaks or any contamination – even if the bottle falls over or gets shaken about. The fact is bottles have important jobs to do, including keeping the contents securely enclosed and yet easily accessible. As the working part of the bottle, the cap or closure must satisfy high requirements in terms of functionality. All this places tough demands on design and manufacturing precision and, especially, material properties. And so today billions of aluminum closures are manufactured every year. The demand for aluminum-capped bottled wine and spirits is expected to grow in developing countries where consumers want safe drinking beverages that canned or corked bottles are not always able to provide. The good mechanical prope

Wine Glass Bottle Sealing: The Worldwide Demand for Aluminum Screw Caps is Growing

When it comes to wine glass bottle sealing - which is better: corks or aluminum screw caps? If you say corks are better, you are wrong. The truth is, the worldwide demand for wine aluminum screw caps is growing, hence you need to get familiar with the future of wine preservation. Take a closer look at why aluminum caps alternatives are better in terms of their ability to store and age wine. Take a preview of this alternative to wine storage to get you thinking about where the wine world is going. Aluminum screw caps were introduced to wineries around the 1950s-1960s (approx.). However, they’ve rapidly become a large share of the market today. If you ever travel to wine-making western countries like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile, etc, you’ll notice that screw caps are on nearly every single wine bottle in the country. Additionally, screw caps and closures have also gained popularity among consumers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East &