UK wine market to grow

Above average growth is expected in volume consumption of wine in the UK over the next five years, according to forecasts by Vinexpo.

Booze in the news

Although many people are currently in the middle of ‘dry January’ – the annual campaign which encourages participants to give up alcohol for 31 days – beers, wines and spirits haven’t strayed far from the headlines so far this year.

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A meaty debate

Consumption of red/processed meat has long been associated with cancer, with numerous studies concluding that eating such meats has a ‘probable’, ‘feasible’, ‘plausible’ or ‘likely’ increase in the risk of developing colorectal cancer, for instance.


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Temperature under control at winery

One of the UK’s largest wine producers has upgraded its cooling facilities to replace the now obsolete R22 refrigerant, using rental equipment to maintain processes while the winery upgrades its temperature control to a heat pump chiller.

Liners for wine closures

Tekni-Plex has designed a new laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to deliver performance, cost and environmental attributes for roll on pilfer proof (ROPP) wine closures.

‘Great British engineering’

Neil Fowell, Kliklok International’s managing director, predicts continued sound capital investment over the next 12 months, driving plant efficiency and cost gains.

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