In June 18, 2013, Relax News wrote on Canoe.ca’s Lifestyle section about the significant changes in worldwide wine consumption based on the data gathered by Vinexpo, an international organization established by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the wine and spirits industry. According to Vinexpo’s report, worldwide wine consumption is expected to increase by 5.3 percent between 2012 and 2016. This means that by 2016, 34.5 billion bottles of wine would be consumed around the world in a year.
Relax News also reported that among the countries driving the surge in wine consumption are China, Russia, Australia, and the United States. In these countries, a growing appreciation for wine is evident among different social demographics. With this growing demand for wine, U.S. manufacturers can benefit from investing in a custom-designed filling nozzle to improve and speed up production processes and ensure quality.
Relax News also wrote that among the wines studied were still wines, light wines, and sparkling wines. Still wines are the non-effervescent table wines: the red, white, and rosé varieties; light wines are those with less than 15 percent alcohol; and lastly, sparkling wines are the fizzy ones infused with carbon dioxide. Regardless of the type of wine, connoisseurs and casual wine drinkers expect their vintage to come with a rich flavor, and thus wine makers must use quality liquid filling nozzles that do not compromise the product’s quality in any way during the bottling process.
According to the news story, red wine is still the most preferred variety of wine anywhere in the world, but the demand for white wine and rosé is predicted to increase by 10 percent during the aforementioned five-year period, giving red wine tough competition. All wines, though have a considerable alcoholic content; and alcohol is known to be a powerful corrosive agent that affects aluminum and other kinds of metal. Thus, wine makers should instead use stainless steel nozzles like the ones sold by Filling Equipment Co., Inc. which have corrosion-resistant properties.
Between 2012 and 2016, wine makers and distributors are also expected to raise the prices of their products by at least 10 percent. The added profit they make by selling and distributing wines can then be used to improve their production facilities and stores. They can also use the funds to invest in more efficient filling equipment and parts.
According to author Paul Lukacs, wine is among the world’s most ancient pleasures. As the appreciation for this vintage beverage grows more and more as shown in this Relax News piece, wine makers would be challenged to meet the growing consumer demand. One way to do this is to use top-rate filling equipment that helps maximize production efficiency.