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Editorial Vinoseal Emboss GĂŠrard Bertrand Geometric Drinks Co. Crystal Creativity Vinoseal Bottles

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The Vinoseal glass closure is different, it’s fresh and it’s elegant. The market is very enthusiastic about it. Because the closure is glass, it’s recyclable and that’s in keeping with our mission to be as environmentally friendly as possible. r o b s t u a r t, w i n e m a k e r R. Stuart & Co. Winery, USA


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Dear Partners, You are holding in your hands the magazine of Vinoseal – a company that has exclusively produced and delivered unique glass closures made from genuine Bohemian crystal for 13 years. Vinoseal was born under and remains an integral part of Preciosa, the world's leading producer of glass products whose tradition is anchored in Czech glass craftsmanship which dates back as far as the 16th century. I am aware of the remarkable position of Vinoseal on the market, and it is a great honor for me to be part of the Vinoseal family, an ambitious and fast-growing company. I have been part of the Preciosa team for 18 years. I like the unique way we manage to combine tradition and innovation: a very innovative approach in packaging, where Vinoseal is concerned. Personalization and small volume special editions are notable trends these days, allowing the producer to do something special, something exclusive for the customer. Customers, as a result, develop a stronger bond with the producer’s brand. It is important to know the trends and listen to market needs, but our customers’ satisfaction with, and tremendous popularity of the glass closures is what counts. We hear time and again how enthusiastic customers are about our Vinoseal closures’ originality, oenological properties, flexibility and, last but not least, practicality.

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“Life is Beautiful” with the Vinoseal Closure is the central theme of this year’s edition of our magazine. You will undoubtedly discover this beauty within its pages, as you read about those winemakers and producers of spirits who recognized the functionality and the advantages of a glass closure. Be sure not to miss the article on innovation from our innovation center – it reveals all about glass embossing. Raise the standard with Vinoseal! I hope you enjoy this edition of our magazine, because life is beautiful! — aleš urbánek Managing Director Vinolok, a.s.

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Vinoseal is pleased to introduce the latest exciting innovation – glass embossing. Your logo, symbol or text can be applied to the closure directly in the form of a relief that rises directly from the Vinoseal surface. The embossing is most effective when combined with transparent, opaque or metallic colors or coating.

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Personalization of the closures is used as a means of differentiating the brand from the competition. Many customers keep the Vinoseal closure long after the bottle is empty, making it a worth-while investment into your brand. Vinoseal offers several options of how to put your brand on a glass closure – Vinoseal Emboss being the newest. The glass embossing is a technique that makes it possible for the branding to rise above the Vinoseal surface and to achieve

tactile sensation. This new technique is in line with the trend of embossed bottles made popular by many major bottle producers in recent years. Glass embossing connotes premium quality, and the look can be achieved at only a marginally higher price compared to the standard Vinoseal. Please contact Vinoseal Customer Service or your local distributor to find out more information and raise the standard of your packaging.

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Savage & Cooke An American Distillery has finally released its highly anticipated Second Glance American Whiskey, aged for a minimum of 5 years. The first impression is rich and bold with aromas of maple wood, cardamom, buttery toast and black cherries. Impressive intensity on the palate with an abundance of honey, caramel, hazelnut and baked dark fruits. The finish is layered and complex.

11 Minutes from Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine is a fresh, enveloping rosé with an intense and complex bouquet, created to accompany spring or summer evenings and other occasions. It's a fine blend created from the most noble native varieties like Corvina and Trebbiano di Lugana as well as the venerable Syrah and Carmenère varieties.

Tequila Reposado made by Bodegas Campotoro rested 9 months in a 225 liter cask of American oak waiting just for you. It is soft, sweet and unctuous with a long aftertaste. You can notice the perfect balance between wood and fruit.

Underground Spirits is highlighted by a portfolio of gin and vodka that has been given a fresh new look by drinks design agency Denomination. It draws on its Canberra roots and emphasizes the science behind the uniquely smooth spirits. Underground Spirits is an independent, multi-award-winning vodka and gin distillery from Australia. 06

Take a journey to the south of France with the Wayfarer gin from Cologne. The picturesque landscapes from the Mediterranean all the way to the Alps and their savoir-vivre are the inspiration for this unique Provençal gin by Wayfarer Distillery.


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The story of this special and extraordinary packaging takes us to China, where a young engineer founded GuanYun brand with an aim to make uniquely flavored liquors using advanced technologies. We are proud that Vinoseal closure is part of the latest GuanYun special edition liquor which celebrates the Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog.

The winery Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz is based in the town of Manzaneque, Spain. All their wines including Mernat Rose are made with their own grapes, seeking to preserve the varietal aromas. These concentrated and balanced wines are the result of this careful selection, and are not to be missed!

LVE Côtes de Provence Rosé is the perfect pairing for summer. A lively pale pink color. Highly aromatic with delicate notes of peach blossom, raspberry and apricot. An elegant, lengthy and mineral finish. New Rosé by an American music icon John Legend.

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Hampto This wine represents lifestyle, it captures the spirit shared between the Hamptons and the south of France: enjoying life and a good bottle of wine to share with friends. You are invited to live the rosé experience and dive into Hampton Water Rosé.

The fruit of the collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi and Gérard Bertrand, this rosé captures the lifestyle and the conviviality common to the Hamptons and to the south of France. With notes of strawberry and melon and its freshness, it is the ideal wine for your summer evenings.

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the founders Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse, with Gerard Bertrand.

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symmetry tonics are produced in their true concentrated form, made from whole botanicals with minimal sugar content.

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the producer Jean-Baptiste Cristini (Tista) was born and raised in the Cape

Geometric Drinks Company creates botanically driven libations, expertly structured flavors sapped from nature. Constantly inspired by its surroundings within the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, Geometric Drinks seeks to harness all that the Cape has to offer, producing its own version of botanical and grape-based drinks. geometric gin is distilled from neutral spirits and fine grape spirit, resulting in a textured, silk-like gin. Fresh juniper is underpinned by citrus and cardamom, followed by heathery fynbos, our postmodern definition of classic cape dry gin.

Inspired by the Fynbos Floral Kingdom and the Cape’s botanical and spice-infused history, the alchemy and production are run by Jean-Baptiste Cristini. Co-founders Andrea & Chris Mullineux shared a passion for gin and had been contemplating a small batch production under the name of Geometric Gin with their business partner, Analjit Singh (BAS) in Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. A few chance encounters between Jean-Baptiste and the Mullineux prompted a storm of botanically inebriated ideas and Geometric Drinks Company was officially born. Their garden is located in the mountains of the Western Cape. Ingredients are picked in the immediate surroundings, in small quantities over a vast number of trees, to promote continued growth with some of the classic spices sourced from local suppliers. What’s next? Vacuum distillation, low temperature brewing, botanically-enhanced wines … Geometric Drinks love to experiment and are busy with a few exciting new drinks. Be sure to check their website and Instagram account to see what's coming up. g e o m e t r i c d r i n k s .c o. z a


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Vinoseal for winemakers No impact on aroma or flavor Don’t let cork ruin the aroma and taste of your wine. Glass has been proven to be the best material for storing wine over the centuries. Slower further development of wine inside the bottle Wines sealed with the Vinoseal closure develop more slowly thanks to low OTR. So even big red wines keep their youthful freshness and fruitiness. Maintain stability after bottling Use Vinoseal to deliver stable environment in the bottle and to eliminate the difference in aroma and taste in each bottle thanks to total stability of the Vinoseal closure.

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Vinoseal for spirits producers Amazing customization and design options Show the individuality of your brand with custom colors, inserted jewelry stones or metal objects. Have the closure top cut into a diamond shape or made from wood. Open and close the bottle over and over again We all know that cork closures break. It’s in their nature. But with Vinoseal, you can open and close the bottle as many times as you need, even after many years. Keep the taste and aroma intact Beverages closed with Vinoseal do not suffer from drawbacks which occur with cork closures. The taste, aroma and color remain the same and uninfluenced by cork.

Find out why life with the Vinoseal closure is beautiful for wine and spirit producers around the globe.


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We wanted to find a solution that guarantees the quality of our wines and to resolve problems that occur when using natural cork. Vinoseal makes sure that the wine is left to its natural process of aging and eliminates any external influences. This is the big advantage of using Vinoseal which we have used since 2004.

Thanks to Vinoseal, the disaster of unpleasant problems created by the cork, has finally been eliminated. This extremely practical glass closure substantially simplifies the serving of the wine, since the “uncorking” no longer requires a corkscrew but can be done just with the hands.

Manfred Tement, owner of Weingut Tement, Austria

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Enzo Brezza, Azienda Agricola Brezza, Italy

I often had bad experience with natural cork – not always cork taint, but quality of wines with natural cork was not good and consistent. With glass closure I have managed to avoid this.

We tested various closure types and only Vinoseal enabled us to complete the bottle packaging as we anticipated. The design of the closure corresponds with the premium look of our wine bottles.

Istvan Szepsy Jr., owner of Szent Tamás, Hungary

Gérard Bertrand, owner of Gérard Bertrand, France

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Vinoseal turned out to be the best closure for us as our gin sealed with the glass closure tastes the same be it 2 weeks or 2 years old. Also, we don’t have to worry that it will taint the gins as cork. William Lowe, master distiller at The Cambridge Distillery, UK Vinoseal closure helps to keep the character of the wine in the bottle and to ensure that each bottle of this premium wine tastes identically.

erts Josep Buján Fernández, oenologist at Freixeneda, Spain

Brilliance, purity, elegance, aesthetics and the perfect technical properties – these are the reasons we are choosing Vinoseal closure to complete our spirits. Jürgen Werth, Roner Distillery, Italy

I love the tradition and it is very important to us as a five-generation family winery. However, when tradition lets you down as it has with cork, then it is time to look for better closures. Stephen Henschke, owner of the Henschke Winery, Australia

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THE BASICS

Find out why producers of spirits, water and wine from all around the world use the Vinoseal glass closure.

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What kind of drinks is Vinoseal designed for? Vinoseal is suitable for still wines, spirits, still water, oils and vinegar. Does the closure offer more than one size? The Vinoseal glass closure comes in a wide range of sizes. You can choose from sizes fitting bottlenecks 17.5, 18.2, 18.5, 20.0, 21.5 and 23.0 mm. Does Vinoseal fit into all bottles? Vinoseal is compatible with most common bottles. Vinoseal provides a list of all recommended bottles, visit v i n o lo k b ot t le s .c o m . What OTR values does the Vinoseal glass closure reach? The OTR values are around 0.0026 ml O2/day. The data are taken from the AWRI research; the complete report is available at v i n o s e a l .u s .

Are Vinoseal closures officially tested? Vinoseal closures are tested in accordance with food safety regulations; apart from that, they are also tested in oenological institutions such as the Geisenheim in Germany or the AWRI in Australia. All test results are available at v i n o s e a l .u s .

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Is Vinoseal suitable for bottling red wines and vintage wines? Yes. A number of our customers use Vinoseal for bottling red wines. The oldest great wines aging under Vinoseal date to the years 2003 and 2005 (Schloss Vollrads, Umathum, Henschke, J.B.Becker and others). Is there a way to decrease the level of oxygen in a bottle? There are two ways how to decrease the level of oxygen in a bottle: first, by regulating the headspace in the bottle; and second, by using an inert gas. Is it possible to use glass closures in an automatic bottling line? There are many ways how to use Vinoseal when bottling: from the simplest hand capping to the semi-automated bottling machines to high-speed, fully automatic bottling lines. Is it safe to use the Vinoseal closure? Vinoseal is subject to strict output inspection, testing its resilience, safety and flawless functionality. Using the right technology ensures that there is no risk of the glass chipping or breaking during bottling, storage or transportation. Tests conducted by VLB Berlin certify Vinoseal’s endurance.

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Unlike other vodkas, the preparation of the “Sərkərdə” takes 15-16 days. Sərkərdə, which means “General” in Azerbaijani is double distilled de luxe alcohol made of purified and softened water of Girdimanchay, natural honey and goat milk. a z - g r a n ata Azerbaijan


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There is only one place on earth – Crystal Valley – where 470 years of glassmaking tradition, unique natural resources, and the love of glass come together. Crystal Valley is also home to Preciosa, the parent company of Vinoseal.

crystal creativity The Preciosa Flagship Store, creating the next chapter of Bohemian crystal heritage in the heart of Prague.

Preciosa inspires crystal creativity. As a leading international glass manufacturer, we strive to bring fresh ideas and innovation to the art of glassmaking. Through creative ideas and passionate people, we design brilliant glass and crystal components, one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring chandeliers, and elegant jewellery. People around the world appreciate the tradition and craftsmanship that infuses our work.

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The Maria Theresa chandelier shines with history and grace. In production since 1743, it continues to brighten and beautify rooms the world over.

1548 The first kiln was fired up in Crystal Valley.

Crystal Valley’s glassmaking tradition continues and flourishes under Preciosa. We carry forward the history that began in 1548 when the first kiln was fired up. Today we work with contemporary design and modern technology.

1724 Preciosa begins cultivating chandeliers, a tradition that continues to this day.

1856 The world’s first glassmaking school opens in Kamenický Šenov.

In 2017, cult fashion icon Manolo Blahnik in cooperation with Preciosa unveiled a single pair of hand-made Bohemian-inspired stiletto-heeled boots at the Preciosa Flagship Store in Prague.

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Bigger isn’t always better. Preciosa's machine-cut Chaton Rose Maxima in microsize ss2 is the smallest 12-faceted flatback stone available on the worldwide market.


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Online catalog of Vinoseal bottles Now, you can find Vinoseal compatible bottles online! The world has just become simpler with our new online catalog of bottles suitable for the Vinoseal glass closure.

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Find your perfect bottle, search by various categories such as volume, color, weight, etc. All major bottle producers offer a wide range of products that are compatible with Vinoseal and it takes just one click to discover them. We think that they are elegant, creative and unique just like any Vinoseal closure.


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B O R D E L A I S E E C L AT by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

BRD CUBANA by Vetreria Etrusca Capacity: 750 ml Compatibility on request

GOLIA EXTRA by Vetropack Capacity: 750 ml

ESSENCIA by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

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SCHLEGEL VL by Wiegand-Glas Capacity: 750 ml

DUO by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

B O R D E AU X by Wiegand-Glas Capacity: 500 ml

NAIROBI by Verallia Capacity: 750 ml

ALIENOR by Verallia Selective line Capacity: 750 ml

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O S LO by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

SOFT by Estal Packaging Capacity: 700 & 750 ml

EMPIRE by Saverglass Capacity: 700 ml

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QBIC by Saverglass Capacity: 500 & 700 ml

T H M - V I N U VA by Müller Glas & Co Capacity: 375 ml

KENDO by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

BOURGOGNE ANTIK by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

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LO N G I S L A N D by Saverglass Capacity: 375, 500 & 750 ml

SOPHIA by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

B O R D O E XC L U S I V E by Müller Glas & Co Capacity: 750 ml

LITTLE SUMO by Saverglass Capacity: 750 ml

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colors Bring your packaging to life with Vinoseal Colors. This customization option plays with the color of the closure. You can cover the clear or the black Vinoseal with transparent or opaque colors. The sealing ring can also be tinted any color.

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metallic

Add glamour to your packaging with Vinoseal Metallic. The Metallic set of Vinoseal Design Options lets you combine the glass closure with metals. The closure can be coated with a high-gloss silver metal or colored with a special ink with a metallic effect. Very popular is the use of metal ornaments which are placed on top of the Vinoseal closure.

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sparkle Make your packaging shine with Vinoseal Sparkle. Add various jewelry stones on any Vinoseal. From little gems in a form of a sticker to large size stones of all colors and shapes. Or refine the Vinoseal glass closure with a Rhinestone Cut – have the top of the closure cut into a shape that resembles a precious stone.

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woody The most unique closure in the world. Vinoseal Woody. This collection is a symbiosis of two amazing materials – wood and glass – and we are proud to say that no other closure offers this combination of materials. The wooden top comes in several colors and can be enhanced with embossing or hot foil stamping.

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premium Enhance the luxurious look of packaging with Vinoseal Premium. This exclusive closure allows combining various materials with the singular properties of the Vinoseal glass closure. It completes the luxurious look of any bottle. The bespoke shape of the Vinoseal Premium closure makes each piece unique.

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y t i l i b a t s Wine needs

Winemakers producing wines for aging use Vinoseal to ensure stable environment in a bottle. The glass closure eliminates differences in aroma and taste in each bottle thanks to its 99% stability. Forget unexpected oxidation in a bottle. To find out more check www.vinoseal.us

Vinoseal DSN mag v.05  

A magazine about creativity in packaging by the makers of Vinoseal glass closure.

Vinoseal DSN mag v.05  

A magazine about creativity in packaging by the makers of Vinoseal glass closure.

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