Helix cork-glass wine packaging solution
www.foodbev.com, June 18 2013
Helix is an innovative cork-glass wine packaging solution for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment.
It is now available in Europe courtesy of a four-year partnership between Amorim and O-I.
"The future of innovation is through collaboration," said O-I European president Erik Bouts. "Helix is a proven example of what can be achieved for consumers and the wine trade when the world's leading companies in glass packaging and cork work together."
The new 'twist to open' concept combines an ergonomic stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating a high performing and sophisticated wine packaging solution.
In extensive testing conducted by Amorim and O-I, wine packaged in Helix glass bottles with cork stoppers showed no alteration in terms of taste, aroma or colour.