Posts Tagged ‘Bottling’

Its alll in the taste...

Its alll in the taste…

You haven’t truly lived until you have tasted premium liquor that was first dribbled down the bare chest of an international Playboy model.

Since not everyone is lucky enough to do this on a nightly basis, German liquor company G-Spirits has created limited-edition bottles of whiskey, vodka and rum that all go through one very special step before bottling: Each drop of liquor is poured down the bare breasts of a naked model before it’s packaged for your imbibing pleasure. Seriously.

From the G-Spirit website, which was clearly written up in English via Google Translate (Ed. note: This website is probably not suitable for work, unless you happen to be an employee of The Daily Caller):

“…for us there is nothing more than the erotism [sic] of a beautiful woman. To create the perfect taste we let every single drop of our spirits run over the breasts of a special type of woman, a type we recognize in this liquor. This sensuality awakens the true character of our brands and gives them an identity, a soul, a spirit, a G-Spirit.”


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Bristol’s Accolade Park bottling plant hit is hitting record highs, recently dispatching 1.2 million cases in a single week – and it has the potential to grow significantly bigger.


Accolade Park, Bristol

Accolade Park, Bristol


As evidence that there is increasing interest in shipping wine in bulk and bottling as close to the source of demand as possible, Bristol’s Accolade Park bottling plant hit a new high in November with the dispatch of 1.2 million cases in a single week.

The state-of-the-art facility, owned by Accolade Wines (formerly Constellation), was operating Monday to Sunday to meet orders ahead of Christmas and had beaten 2010’s busiest week by 30,000 cases.

It had also broken a record in terms of production at the plant by transferring as much as 20.7m litres of wine into bottles and bag-in-box in one month, during October.

Operators at the site were set for similarly large levels of demand until mid-December as shoppers choose to make their Christmas purchases later than ever before.

Richard Lloyd, general manager at the facility, explained, when db toured the site in late November 2011: “We always run five days a week but we slowly build up towards Christmas from August, moving firstly to six days a week and then a full seven by September, before dropping down to four days in the second week of December.

“However, what we’ve noticed is that Halloween has become bigger for us and Christmas orders are coming a bit later, probably because Halloween is bigger.”

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Winemakers say one of the industries that has made South Africa well-known overseas is on the verge of collapsing due to the high prices of bottling in the country.




They say this is the result of a bottling monopoly enjoyed by two major companies.

The wine industry is feeling the pinch so much that “some wine estates are being sold” and most of them bottle their wines overseas because it is cheaper to do so there than here.

This could result in the country losing millions of rands in revenue and jobs if nothing was done to save the industry, said wine estate owners.

Speaking at The Wine Show in Durban, which ran from November 23 to 25, several wine estate owners complained of a monopoly in the bottling industry, saying the… read on