Aluminium Closures Group continues sponsorship of Mundus Vini wine awards
The Aluminium Closures Group (ACG) once again sponsors the spring and summer tastings and awards of the international wine tasting award Mundus Vini. The results from the 2018 award clearly demonstrated a growing acceptance of aluminium closures among wines in the higher price segment while even including two Grand Gold winners.
“With almost 20% of last year’s award winners using aluminium closures we wish to build on that success, “ says Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director of the Aluminium Closures Group. “We are already excited about the selection of wines this year and the number of winning wines sealed with aluminium closures is set to increase.”
The results of the Mundus Vini wine tastings shows that aluminium screw caps seal a significant part of high quality, premium wines recognized by the competition. The Aluminium Closures Group continues to maintain close contact with key people in the international wine industry. “These events enable us to meet face-to-face with key decision makers and present the aluminium closures as an excellent wine closure solution for the wine industry,” adds Aufdemkamp.
The debate around the right closures for a particular type of wine continues to engage wine professionals and enthusiasts alike around the world. But the markets are showing a clear shift towards aluminium closures, which already accounted for 30% of total global production as long ago as 2016, according to 2018 research figures from Euromonitor International and IWSR.
Mundus Vini brings together many of the top wine producers from every part of the world. Thousands of wines, ranging from the modestly priced to the very best vintages are blind tasted by a global panel of judges. This year the Spring tasting will take place from 19-24 February. Award winning wines, using aluminium screw caps will be on display at the ProWein exhibition in Düsseldorf the following month, in a special Mundus Vini display section.
Aluminium Closures Group
The Aluminium Closures Group consists of the leading manufacturers of aluminium closures, aluminium strips and sheets for closures and is part of AMS Europe e.V, representing about 75% of global aluminium closure production. The members are Alcopack, Amcor, Astro, Closurelogic, FederfinTech, G3 Enterprises, Guala Closures, Herti and Mala, Vinventions, Torrent Closures as well as Aludium, Constellium, Impexmetal, Novelis,Laminazione Sottile, and Slim Aluminium. For more information visit: www.aluminium-closures.org
Mundus Vini is an internationally recognized wine competition with an international jury delivering an independent, expert verdict on thousands of wines from around the globe. Wines are evaluated in accordance with the international 100-point scheme of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), also recognised by the Union Internationale des Oenologues (UIOE). Please visit the webpage here for a detailed overview of the Summer Tasting 2018 results.