Vinventions Hosts Wine Closure Masterclass at 2019 ASI Competition

March 11, 2019 (ANTWERP, Belgium) — Vinventions, the leading provider of complete wine closure solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce they will be hosting a special tasting session in partnership with Fontanafredda for the esteemed attendees of this year’s ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World, held from 10th to 15th March in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Masterclass will offer an opportunity for the attending Sommeliers to “Taste the Difference” that closures can make on a wine’s development using different and precise oxygen transmission rates (OTR). This unique tasting experience features the same wine, bottle on the same day and under the same conditions, with one seemingly minor difference: the closure. The intention is not to prove that one closure is superior to another, necessarily, but to underline the importance and impact of the closure itself with different permeabilities.

“The amount of oxygen released to the wine post-bottling is crucial and this is one of the cornerstones of our Nomacorc Green Line closures. We strongly believe in the importance of oxygen management and we think the best proof is in the glass,” says Edina Kiss, Nomacorc Brand Manager at Vinventions. “The consistent and controlled oxygen ingress ensures the desired wine preservation and keeps wine evolution under control. We are looking forward to our ‘Taste the Difference’ Masterclass with the Sommeliers of the World and are excited to share this unique tasting experience with them.”

“With Belgium as the hosting country, our prestigious international championship has come full circle: the very first Sommelier World Championship also took place here. We are very honored to have Vinventions on our side, as a Gold partner, not only because it is a Belgian company but also because of its fame worldwide in the closure industry. It’s a perfect match!” says William Wouters, Vice President ASI Europe.

The Vinventions & Fontanafredda Masterclass is open for ASI Sommelier candidates attending the program and will take place on Friday, 15th March at 10:15 AM at the Antwerp Diamond Kring.


About Vinventions:

Vinventions’ vision is to be the most innovative, most sustainable and most trusted global supplier of Complete Closure Solutions to the still and sparkling wine industry. Protecting already every 7th bottle of wine worldwide with its closure solutions, Vinventions is the second largest wine closure supplier globally with strong organic sales growth also in 2018. Vinventions employs over 550 associates globally and operates seven production sites in USA, Belgium, Germany, France, Argentina, South Africa and China. The leadership values of Vinventions are based on customer proximity, innovation, local entrepreneurship, open teamwork, sustainability and long-term responsibility. Find out more at  



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