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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