The winners of the German Packaging Award 2021 were announced on July 27th and our company's overall expertise in glassware continues to shine through.
The premium liquor bottle 4X50 R.N.P. Superior Premium Rum, which is manufactured by Stoelzle, was honored for its successful overall concept in the design & processing category. In their judgment, the jury agreed that both the glass bottle and the outer carton box underline perfectly the product’s value and also score points with the sustainability of the materials used.
Here's the jury evaluation had to say:
"This noble rum bottle made of solid white glass in perfect brilliance impresses with a luxurious leather label that runs in the recess provided from the front label field over the bottom to the back of the bottle. The noble brass closure rounds off the high-quality appearance. The rum bottle is produced fully automatically and stands out due to its unique broad-shouldered bottle shape, which creates a masculine presence according to the target group. A special recycled cardboard was chosen for the outer packaging, which gives an idea of the shape of the bottle."
Congratulations to our Prestige Spirits Group.
Here's a bit more of the specifics on this award-winning project:
We are always extremely proud to be a part of a group of companies that lead the way when it comes to innovation, technology and creativity. Here's another great example!
Recently, our sister company - Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie – showcased the upgrades made to their French production site Stoelzle Masnières with a new furnace, new equipment, new robots and packaging automatization. A brand-new 5th production line for prestige spirits and cosmetics has recently started operation.
Here’s a brief video showing the new look investments made:
1. Can you give us a brief background on the Sommelier Society of America? When did it start and why? What are its goals? What type of people make up your students – are they industry professionals or simply people interested in wine?
The Sommelier Society of America was founded in 1954 in New York City by a group of sommeliers that wanted to socialize within their cadre; they also wanted to be recognized as uniquely accomplished wine professionals. By creating this professional organization for sharing and exchanging wine knowledge, they also increased the value of their position, their wages and tips. As the Society’s membership grew, they formalized wine education into courses for sommeliers to advance their careers, passionate consumers began taking the courses. Today, mostly industry professionals take our Course, but every session we always have students who are looking for a career change or have a love of wine and want to learn more and be around those who share their passion.
2. What kinds of subjects will students from your program become familiar with?
We cover every wine production region on the planet, with lectures, presentations and benchmark wine selections – all instructed by working sommeliers and wine professionals – nothing is left out of our 23 week Course!
3. During the pandemic, have you had to adjust your learning or make changes to your curriculum?
We had just begun the spring 2020 session when everything shut down; we asked our students if they would like to continue in a virtual classroom, and they did, so we set that up immediately. Fortunately our schedule coincided with phase three of the reopening and we were able to hold in person tasting classes with safety protocols strictly in place. We also worked with our partners to provide a virtual wine tasting. Everyone came together to continue to provide the highest level of wine education. Currently we are in our third session on virtual classes, with great success. In fact we will continue to offer a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.
4. What impact has working with Stolzle had on the overall experience of your students?
Introducing Stolzle glassware to our students has been an enormously beneficial part of wine education. Right from the first day of class we have all Stolzle glassware samples and decanters displayed. It’s inspiring. Then to taste wines throughout the session further established the significance of glassware and how it enhances the tasting experience.
5. How can people find out more about the Sommelier Society of America?
We are in session virtually all year long, so we are always available to answer any questions about our Course. Visit our website or our posts on social media:
@sommsociety on Instagram
Facebook: The Sommelier Society of America
For more than 130 years, the hands of our factory artisans have been producing some of the finest glassware for top hotels, restaurants, vineyards, sommeliers and certainly for the home consumer.
Below is a short video detailing our company’s heritage and our innovation through the years to keep our products at a quality level that we can always be proud of.
More smiles on more faces.
This time Jay's pick is just a little bit unusual, so you'll definitely want to hear what Jay has to say on this one!
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