Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Whether you are only having a single glass with dinner or you have consumed half the bottle with your guests– keeping the remaining leftover wine fresh is fairly important for further usage. Here are a few tips on how to keep the wine fresh after reopening: Oxygen is the enemy when it comes to storing wine. As soon as you open a bottle of wine, oxygen begins to interact with the wine and changes its composition over a period of time. At first, this is a good thing, as oxygen allows the wine to open up and release its aromas. However, if the wine is exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time, it will start to degrade and turn into vinegar. This is known as Oxidation. The simplest way to slow down the oxidation process is to seal the wine with the bottle closure as soon as you are done drinking. The more the wine is in contact with oxygen, the more quickly it will start to degrade. Reusing the wine bottle closure can slow the process significantly. In most cases, a refrige

Storing Olive Oil

There is no doubt that olive oil is a delicacy. However, storage is a very important step when it comes to preserving its nutritional value. Potentially the most damaging variable, oxygen is also the hardest to avoid. The moment you open a traditional bottle or package of olive oil, air floods in. Initially, this isn’t a huge problem, as extra virgin olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants and polyphenols that help it resist immediate oxidation. However, prolonged oxygen exposure will overpower those natural protectants and cause rapid degrading that leads to rancid olive oil. If you buy your olive oil in bottles, there’s no way to avoid opening the bottle each time you use it. So most importantly, always remember to seal it back with a bottle closure after using it. A sealed container will keep more oxygen from entering and damaging your oil. If you won’t use all your olive oil in one sitting, pour just enough for that meal into a dish or dispenser. Then, return the cl

Aluminum Caps and Closures Market Size by 2026

According to a new report,the global market for aluminum closuresis forecast to reach USD 50 Billion (approx.) by 2026. A combination of different factors is supporting the growth of such caps in the market. One of the mentionable factor in this context is the expanding beverages industry and the increasing market competition among industry players. This elevated competition among market players has resulted in an increasing emphasis on branding and product differentiation among packaged manufacturers. And as a result of the growing focus on branding and product differentiation, there is an increased demand for aluminum closures with different colours, sizes, and dimensions. That’s not all! The increasing emphasis on health and hygiene has also resulted in the growth of aluminum closures in the food industry packaging. With aluminum closures, it's less likely for the food product contents to mix with air or any other possible chemicals. Moisture is also less likely to get in the

Aluminumis Used in Food & Packaging and Pharma Industry

Aluminum is an electronegative metal, which possesses a strong affinity for oxygen. It is the sixth most ductile and second most malleable metal present on the earth. It is exceptionally light, impervious to dust, possesses a high degree of conductivity, and exhibits significant strength when alloyed. It is widely used in food and packaging and pharmaceutical industries, as it is nontoxic in nature. It preserves food for prolonged times and inhibits growth of microorganisms. Moreover, corrosion resistance, reflectivity, and recyclability are other characteristics of aluminum, which makes it a favorable choice for various industrial applications. Another factor that is expected to drive the growth of the global aluminum market is the shifting trend in the food & beverage industry towards packaged food, especially in the developing markets such as India, and Brazil. The demand for aluminum in the packaging industry is expected to advance due to the rapid proliferation of process

Aluminum in Competition With Other Materials

Aluminum is in competition with other materials, yet even if it should lose market share in individual areas of application, it will find increasing employment in others, and its growth areas will remain larger than the areas in which substitutes are found. Further, the trend towards energy-saving and the material's excellent reusability is certain to increase aluminum consumption. Even though the plastics market is booming, the flexible plastic sector is facing challenges in countries such as the U.S., Indonesia, and a few countries of Europe. Owing to this, the metal packaging market is making strides, and aluminum material is gaining its major position in the packaging industry. The restrictions pertaining to plastics in the packaging industry will further boost the application of aluminum in the market. Nipra is one such company that makes use of aluminum to make bottleclosures. The given aluminum closures have the ability to withstand high temperature, durability, and stu

Aluminum Has Found Its Way in Preserving Your Favorite Bottle of Wine

Wine has gainedits presence in almost every part of the world. Initially,during the 17th and 18th-century wine bottles were sealed with a cork. Later, a little bit of aluminum found its way in preserving your favorite bottle of wine by becoming an alternative method of closure. Aluminum screw caps have been around since the late 1950s but they were originally intended for use for economy (cheap) wines. Later, countries like Australia and New Zealand started to use them extensively for all kinds of wines including the costly ones too. In the year 2001, the Screw Cap Initiative was started in New Zealand where top winemakers in the country started sealing their bottles with aluminum caps. This initiative garnered a huge favor in Australia too. As a result, the aluminum caps started gaining momentum rapidly. Moreover, the fact that aluminum caps are 100% recyclable, helped winemakers think about it more differently. Later, Washington State University's Viticulture and Enology s

Why Aluminum Screw-Caps Do Well Over Corks?

Earlier, cork was the preferred choice of sealing as it resisted moisture and rotting in addition to being leak-proof. But cork’s graceful utility took a bad hit as the issue of ‘cork taint’ came to the fore. It leaves a moldy, musty, off-putting smell inside a bottle. It is commonly associated with spoilt wine. In studies, it was found that ‘Cork taint’ comes from a natural fungus which infects the wine through TCA, or 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, a compound that lets off a bad aroma. Screw caps help winemakers avoid this cork taint, which can wreck as many as seven bottles of wine out of a hundred. Howaluminum screw-caps do well over corks? Screw-capped wines contributed more consistency in flavor. The wine ages more slowly than in bottles closed with a cork, which aged not only more rapidly but more variously too. It includes the elimination of the nasty smell that TCA gives out from ‘cork taint’. A screw-cap provides better insulation to the wine from oxygen than cork. The alumin