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Guala launches screwcap closure for sparkling wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Guala has launched Viiva, a screwcap closure for sparkling wine.

The Viiva closure is suitable for up to 5GV (Gas Volume) liquid pressure and the group claims that it can maintain bubbles "for weeks after opening" even when laid on its side. 

Guala's Simon Yudelevich said: "Viiva brings all the advantages a still wine screwcap has over cork firmly into the sparkling arena. It's safe and easy to open and can be re-sealed without any damage to the quality of the fizz, which dramatically increases the opportunities for by-the-glass sales and drinking."

Viiva is the result of a five-year collaboration between Guala Closures and O-I Glass. It was officially launched in Australia last week with De Bortoli's Willowglen and Trevi ranges.

De Bortoli's national sales manager Peter Yeoman said converting the two ranges to the new closure put Australia's sparkling wine industry "at the forefront of innovation".

The manufacturers claim the product cuts wastage from cork TCA contamination as well as simplifying the supply chain by emiminating the need for the cork, muselet and hood fixtures which make up the traditional closure.

Guala employs 3,600 people and has 24 manufacturing plants around the world. It is headquartered in Italy.