PET Wine Study Finds Bottles Protect Wine Less Effectively than Glass

Published: 23 June 2009
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Hospitality Magazine,” according to a study conducted by plastic bottle manufacturer Portavin, 12 months after bottling, the wine in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles were showing more age and development because they were less full and fresh in taste, and more bitter and colored, compared to the same wine in the glass bottles. However, blind tastings of the wines found only 56 percent preferred the wine from glass compared to the PET bottles. PET bottles are sometimes used in the storage of soft drinks and juice, but have until recently not been suitable for wine because of they are semi-permeable to oxygen.

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