News

USA: Clos du Bois classics to bottle with synthetic closure

Most popular

Can alcohol slow the onset of dementia? - analysis

What rum needs to do to recognise its potential

A-B InBev's Craft Brew Alliance purchase - Comment

How much should you drink to help you live longer?

Why single malt should ignore its core consumer

MORE
US producer of Sonoma County Wines, Clos du Bois has announced plans to bottle an entire line of wines with a synthetic closure.

After testing synthetic corks on more than 7m bottles of wine over a period of two years, Clos de Bois has said that in future it will use a new bottle enclosure called Neocork on all of its classic wines collection.

In a statement, the company said of the change from traditional corks to synthetic: "We are thrilled with the new corks. The transition has gone smoothly with few questions or concerns from consumers."

The Clos du Bois Sonoma County "Classic" collection of wines consists of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

"The wine industry has been plagued by unreliable wood bark corks for years. Wine industry experts place the rate of spoiled wine due to bad corks somewhere between 8% and 10%, forcing producers to look for a safe and effective alternative bottle closure," said Steve Smit, general manager of Clos de Bois.

"We are currently conducting quality control tests to measure the long-term effects on wines that require longer bottle ageing. And have been paying close attention to the potential for leakage over long periods of wine ageing."

"So far, there has been nothing to indicate that this will be a concern," he added.


Related Content

Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône chases global consumer with flavour shift - Focus - ProWein 2019

Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône chases global consumer with flavour shift - Focus - ProWein 2...

Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône gears innovation to specific consumer demands - ProWein 2018

Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône gears innovation to specific consumer demands - ProWein 2018...

"The need to open a bottle 'just to be seen' is going away" - just-drinks meets Piper-Heidsieck Cham...

Accolade Wines targets retail transformation with 50cl bottle

Accolade Wines targets retail transformation with 50cl bottle...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?