The new installation offers suppliers, customers and retailers a profitable and sustainable solution to the rising demand for sparkling wine, according to Kingsland. The line can fill between 12,600 and 15,000 bottles per hour and will kick off by sparkling two of Kingsland’s own brands: Shorn Pinot Grigio and Live White Zinfandel.
The line will also be used to bottle still wine, complementing the existing four lines that operate at Kingsland’s Irlam site in Manchester.
Managing Director of Kingsland Drinks, Andy Sagar, commented: “We are delighted to see the carbonation line now up and running. It is a new and exciting piece of kit that provides our customers with new profitable and sustainable options for capitalising on the success of the sparkling category. We now have the ability to ‘sparkle up’ their customers’ favourite wines and also develop new sparkling propositions that bring excitement to the wine category.
“Recent findings from our consumer insight programme, WinePRO, show that there’s an increasing thirst for sparkling products across all demographics. Given the widely reported challenges to Prosecco supply and increasing costs, the new line is the perfect opportunity to look for credible alternatives. What’s more, Kingsland Drinks has the team and expertise to help customers identify opportunities for their specific needs and create, develop and implement these sparkling solutions for them.”