Kingsland Drinks, one of the UK’s leading wine bottling companies, has installed a carbonation line to add sparkle to still wines.
The company says it is responding to the rising demand for sparkling wines and that the new carbonation line offers suppliers, customers and retailers a profitable and sustainable solution.
The new line can fill between 12,600 and 15,000 bottles per hour and will kick off by sparkling two of Kingsland’s own brands, Shorn Pinot Grigio (a quirky wine brand from New Zealand) and Live White Zinfandel (aimed at female drinkers in their 20s, featuring simple and engaging wine descriptions). The line will also be used to bottle still wine, complementing the existing four lines that operate at Kingsland’s Irlam site in Manchester.
Managing director of Kingsland Drinks, Andy Sagar, comments: “We’re delighted to see the carbonation line now up and running. It’s a new and exciting piece of kit that provides our customers with new profitable and sustainable options for capitalising on the success of the sparkling category.
“We now have the ability to ‘sparkle up’ our customers’ favourite wines and also develop new sparkling propositions that bring excitement to the wine category. Recent findings from our consumer insight programme, WinePRO, show that there’s an increasing thirst for sparkling products across all demographics.
“Given the widely reported challenges to Prosecco supply and increasing costs, the new line is the perfect opportunity to look for credible alternatives. What’s more, Kingsland Drinks has the team and expertise to help customers identify opportunities for their specific needs and create, develop and implement these sparkling solutions for them.”
17 May 2016 - Felicity Murray Th Drinks Report, editor
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