Markets positive about aluminium screw caps

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The Aluminium Closures Group (ACG) once again sponsors the spring and summertastings and awards of the international wine tasting award Mundus Vini.

The results from the 2018 award clearly demonstrated a growing acceptance of aluminium closures among wines in the higher price segment while even including two Grand Gold winners. “With almost 20% of last year’s award winners using aluminium closures we wish to build on that success,“ says Guido Aufdemkamp, executive director of the Aluminium Closures Group. “We are already excited about the selection of wines this year and the number of winning wines sealed with aluminium closures is set to increase.”

The results of the Mundus Vini wine tastings shows that aluminium screw caps seal a significant part of high quality, premium wines recognised by the competition. The Aluminium Closures Group of the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) continues to maintain close contact with key people in the international wine industry. “These events enable us to meet face-to-face with key decision makers and present the aluminium closures as an excellent wine closure solution for the wine industry,” adds Aufdemkamp.

The debate around the right closures for a particular type of wine continues to engage wine professionals and enthusiasts alike around the world. But the markets are showing a clear shift towards aluminium closures, which already accounted for 30% of total global production as long ago as 2016, according to 2018 research figures from Euromonitor International and IWSR.

Mundus Vini brings together many of the top wine producers from every part of the world. Thousands of wines, ranging from the modestly priced to the very best vintages are blind tasted by a global panel of judges. This year the Spring tasting will take place from 19-24 February. Award winning wines, using aluminium screw caps will be on display at the ProWein exhibition in Düsseldorf the following month, in a special Mundus Vini display section.

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