Aseptic containers, vacuum-sealed bags, screw tops -- even aluminum cans -- would not have been associated with quality wines a few years ago.
But times, and wine consumers, have changed. The convenience trend sweeping the industry has readied beverage shoppers for new packaging innovations -- and wine producers are responding.
Catering to consumer demand for products that are easier to open, use and store is just one reason for the changes. Another reason is not so obvious: A