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Global Package is comprised of a talented and experienced team that helps customers create distinctive, brand-selling custom and specialty bottles and packaging. We provide custom shippers, glass decoration, pewter labels, closures, and design for the wine and spirits industries. We lead the way in finding solutions for a comprehensive and attractive outcome that sets a brand apart. Our goal is to offer the most professional service so projects work well the first time.

Elegant Light Line™
Elegant Light Line™
Elegant Light Line™, a creation from Global Package since 2009, offers unique European style bottle shapes at affordable prices for the new generation of wines. Smart design allows wineries to streamline costs and contribute to their bottom line. With 9 shapes of bottles, they set themselves apart by their elegantly larger neck and rich straight lines and voluptuous curves.
DobleAlto group
DobleAlto group
This is a beautiful original Tramo Altodesign, with refined lines and a double base height that acts like a podium. The effect increases a brand’s shelf presence without increasing the amount of glass used in manufacturing.
Pewter Labels
Pewter Labels
custom labels are supple and are easily applied as either single pieces or on a reel, both with self-adhesive backing. They are very easy to use and have the flexibility to contour to most any shape of bottle.
Global Package Salutes Its Super Supplier: Estal

Arriving at creative solutions to packaging challenges is a top priority at Global Package LLC, which is why the company works with some of the most innovative packaging companies in the world. This month, we’d like to thank one of our long-standing partners: Estal.

          For many years, we have partnered with this cutting-edge Spanish company as their sole distributor in the U.S. This provides our wine and spirits companies with comprehensive packaging solutions, including a wide range of premium glass bottles and customized bottles, closures, and decoration options, resulting in an enriched brand appearance. Here are just a few of the ways in which Global Package can embellish your brand:

Coatings:

  • Pantone color coating, including opaque or translucent finishes.
  • Partial Pantone color coating, with sharp limits or gradual effect. 
  • Metallization with Pantone color coating with an opaque, mirror effect finish translucent finish. This technique provides a premium metallic appearance with high brightness.
  • Glass surface treatment for a frosted appearance, with standard or Pantone color finish with gradual effect or transparent window.
  • Transparent window effect on coated glass, giving visibility to content.  

Printing:

  • Screen printing on glass (ink printed logo or text with a wide range of colors and brightness).
  • Screen printing on coated glass (ink printed logo or text with a wide range of colors and brightness on coated surfaces).
  • Metallic screen-printed logo or text with high brightness.
  • Hot stamping thermal transfer technique for text or logo with high brightness level on glass or coated glass, in a wide range of colors and finishes.
  • Hand-applied decals, a decorative element for irregular bottle shapes that provides a high definition graphic result.  

Innovative Printing Techniques:

  • Laser etching: engraved logo, text or effect directly on glass or coated glass. This technique can create relief.
  • Direct inkjet: high definition (photo quality) direct printed image directly on glass or coated glass. 360º continuous printing process on squared shapes.

Our Estal relationship also allows us to offer a wide range of closures, including Bartop Stoppers for bottles with a cork opening and Thread Finish Closures, including GPI, PILFER and STELVIN styles, which can be customized with color, material, markings, etc.

Estal’s portfolio also includes the unique Doble Alto, a leading-edge bottle design that guarantees a double-take by customers:

(http://www.globalpackage.net/wine-bottles/customization-wine-bottles)

Please Note: Global Package will be exhibiting:

April 3 – 6, Booth #520 ADI Show in Baltimore, MD

April 18 – 21, Booth #1414, WSWA show in Orlando, FL 

On display will be Estal products, including the distinctive collection of Doble Alto carafe line of European bottle styles, new custom shapes, and decoration. Our have team of experts will be on hand to answer questions. Contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information.

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Global Package Celebrates Women of the Vine & Spirits
07 March, 2017

Global Package Founder and CEO, Erica Harrop, announced she will be attending the conferences at the upcoming Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium next week, which will be held March 13th through 15th at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA.

     “As a woman business owner in the industry and a Corporate Partner of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Alliance, I am committed to support other women-owned businesses, which is the mission of the Alliance,” says Harrop. “The presenters are top industry leaders who also happen to be women.”

     To celebrate just some of the contributions women have made in the industry, Harrop offers this summary of a 2015 American Association of Wine Economists’ Working Paper #178http://bit.ly/1LEdrxz:

  • In the US today approximately half of all medical degrees and degrees in the life sciences are awarded to women. Similar increases have occurred in the field of enology, the science and study of wine and winemaking.
  • While close to half of graduates of premier enology program in California are women, only 9.8% of California wineries have a woman as a main or lead winemaker.
  • Recent statistics indicate that women in the U.S. constitute 59 percent of regular wine purchasers and 50 percent of occasional wine purchasers, who are especially attracted to wines crafted by women winemakers. In addition, “only wines by women” are now featured in well-known restaurants and wine bars.
  • Proportional to their representation in the field, the wines from California wineries having lead women winemakers are more highly acclaimed in comparison to those of their male counterparts, as evidenced by their inclusion in Jim Gordon’s Opus Vino, a widely cited and credible source of winery quality.

         Other studies have found that women “who persist and achieve in male-dominated fields indicate that their success is related not only to high achievement motivation, ability, and self-efficacy, but also to performing better under working conditions of challenge, collaboration, and autonomy and doing better at managing risk …all factors associated with the challenges of winemaking.”

         Another study, commissioned by American Express and entitled The State of Women-Owned Businesses in 2016: Summary of Key Trends, http://bit.ly/2bexPKN has some more compelling facts:

    • As of 2016, it is estimated that there are now 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people and generating over $1.6 trillion revenues.
    • Over the past nine years, the number of women-owned firms has grown at a rate fully five times faster than the national average.
    • Employment in women-owned businesses has increased by 18% since the recession, while among all businesses employment has declined 1% since 2007.
    • Business revenues among women-owned firms have increased by 35% since 2007, at a rate that is 30% higher than the national average.

One of the most remarkable trends over the past decade has been the phenomenal growth in the number of firms owned by women of color, more than doubling since 2007, increasing by 126%.  Also, there’s this from a 2015 San Francisco Business Timesarticle: “According to studies conducted by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, some 80 percent of women are solely responsible for their household’s financial decisions, and 42 percent of those women are the primary breadwinners in their house. Women make up almost half — 45 percent — of today’s millionaires, control $11.2 trillion of investable assets in the U.S., and make up 47 percent of the workforce.

     “As a 100% woman-owned business, Global Package is very proud of the important contributions and the many inroads women have made in the wine industry,” says Harrop. “But we still have a way to go. Despite the extraordinary achievements our winemaking and wine management cohort have made, we still hold only 10-14% leadership roles in the industry. It’s been proven that exceptional talent and drive define these women, so working with them and/or hiring them is a clear win-win.”

     As harvest time approaches, Global Package encourages customers to remember this important demographic when designing wine’s packaging. The company is also available to discuss appropriate bottles for a brand, including lots of inventory, including European fancy glass (which is quite affordable these days given the favorable exchange rate), a wide variety of magnums, as well as gorgeous, lightweight bottles for every wine category.

Call Global Package to order samples: 707-224-5670  - globalpackage.net - sales@globalpackage.net


Global Package to Exhibit at Innovation + Quality (IQ) Show
27 February, 2017

Global Package LLC is pleased to announce it will be showcasing many new packaging innovations in its From Concept to Reality!Booth #236 at the upcoming Innovation + Qualitytradeshow and conference, which will be held on March 2nd at St. Helena’s Charles Krug Winery. In answer to the many requests from ultra-premium wineries for a conference that addresses their unique issues, Wine Business Monthly has organized this “exclusive gathering for ultra-premium wineries dedicated to the concept of using innovation to advance wine quality.”

     Consistent with the tradeshow’s mission, Global Package will be featuring several innovations it has recently introduced, including Doble Alto wine and spirits bottles with their uniquely designed punts, unusual metallic label and medallion options, and bottles in rare colors, shapes, and ring finishes.Clarior

     “Since our founding in 2006, we have been well aware of the need to source for our high-end clients bottles and packaging techniques that can’t be found elsewhere,” says Erica Harrop, Global Package founder and CEO. “So we are constantly reaching around the world to find high-quality packaging options for these exclusive winery clients.”

          Global Package’s professionals also work with wineries to create custom molds that will match the unique style and promise of individual brands. Visit us at Booth #236 to view examples and for more information.You can also ask us for a free pass for entry to the show. 

Contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information.

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Global Package Salutes Its Super Suppliers: Part 1
25 January, 2017

Because arriving at creative solutions to packaging challenges is a top priority at Global Package, we work with some of the most innovative packaging companies in the world. This month, we’d like to thank one of our long-standing partners: Estal. As we are the primary partner in the US for this cutting-edge Spanish company, we are able to offer clients a wide range of premium glass bottles, closures, and decoration options for wine and spirits companies wishing to enrich their brand’s appearance.

At Unified we will be showing off the Doble Alto ™ bottle line along with high end decoration solutions. Doble Alto group

Here are just a few of the ways in which we can embellish your packaging:

Coatings:

  • Pantone color coating, including opaque or translucent finishes.
  • Partial Pantone color coating, with sharp limits or gradual effect. 
  • Metallization with Pantone color coating with an opaque, mirror effect finish translucent finish. This technique provides a premium metallic appearance with high brightness.
  • Glass surface treatment for a frosted appearance, with standard or Pantone color finish with gradual effect or transparent window.
  • Transparent window effect on coated glass, giving visibility to content.  

 Printing:

  • Screen printing on glass (ink printed logo or text with a wide range of colors and brightness).
  • Screen printing on coated glass (ink printed logo or text with a wide range of colors and brightness on coated surfaces).
  • Metallic screen-printed logo or text with high brightness.
  • Hot stamping thermal transfer technique for text or logo with high brightness level on glass or coated glass, in a wide range of colors and finishes.
  • Hand-applied decals, a decorative element for irregular bottle shapes that provides a high definition graphic result.  

 Innovative Printing Techniques:

  • Laser etching: engraved logo, text or effect directly on glass or coated glass. This technique can create relief.
  • Direct inkjet: high definition (photo quality) direct printed image directly on glass or coated glass. 360º continuous printing process on squared shapes.

Our Estal relationship also allows us to offer a wide range of closures, including Bartop Stoppers for bottles with a cork opening and Thread Finish Closures, including GPI, PILFER and STELVIN styles, which can be customized with color, material, markings, etc.

 Come see Estal’s portfolio and their leading-edge bottle design that guarantees a double take by customers:

(http://www.globalpackage.net/wine-bottles/customization-wine-bottles)

Reminder: Global Package will be exhibiting this week at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on January 25 & 26, in Booth #207. To register use Promo Code GP2017E4005.

On display will be our distinctive collection of Elegant Light™ line of European bottle styles, Estal’s unique Doble Alto bottles, our new 1.5L and 750ml Flint glass bottles in both Bordeaux and Burgundy styles, as well as a wide variety of adhesive pewter labels. Our have team of experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information.


Detroit Takes “World’s Best Vodka” Prize from Russia
11 January, 2017

Erica Harrop, CEO of Global Package LLC, was overjoyed to see that Detroit’s Valentine Distilling Co—a Global Package client—won the World’s Best Vodka award at London’s TheDrinksReport.com’s World’s Best Spirits 2016 last March. To celebrate the award, Valentine created a spirits advertisement, using all-local talent and showing Lenin's reaction… it's a must see.

“Poor Lenin,” cajoles Harrop. “It must have been quite a shock to lose this top vodka honor to an American company. Of course, we are thrilled for our client!”

In making the commercial, the hunt for a ‘dead Lenin lookalike’ took weeks, until Jeremy Verdusco, who lives in Detroit and is a fan of Valentine Vodka, was spotted riding his bike down Stewart’s street. Rifino hired writer Jon Stewart of Huntington Woods, art director Bill Whitney of Oxford, director. All post-production was completed in Detroit.  Stewart made Verdusco the awkward proposition: “You look like dead Lenin, how would you like to play him in a commercial for Valentine Vodka?” Verdusco ended up spending 10 hours in preparation for his day on the shoot, applying facial prosthetics and makeup. “It was a long day,” he says, “but worth it for a product I believe in.”

Rifino Valentine, Founder and President of Valentine Distilling Co, added: “Valentine is well known for its dedication to making quality products using American craftsmanship. We wanted to show the world that Detroit arts and manufacturing is alive and well.” 

“I was really happy to learn about Valentine’s award,” says Harrop. “And even more fun to view their first-ever commercial …it’s a witty masterpiece!”  

To view the commercial, click here: http://bit.ly/2iSEImT And here’s a link to a mini-documentary about Valentine Distilling: http://bit.ly/2jigEsH.

Reminder: Global Package will be exhibiting in Booth #207 at the upcoming Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on January 25 & 26. On display will be its distinctive collection of Elegant Light™ line of European bottle styles, its unique Doble Alto bottles, its new 1.5L and 750ml Flint glass bottles in both Bordeaux and Burgundy styles, as well as a wide variety of adhesive pewter labels. The company will have team experts on hand to answer questions.

You can contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information.  Globalpackage.net


Global Package Showcases Innovation at Unified Booth #505
27 December, 2016

Erica Harrop, founder and CEO of Global Package, is pulling out all the stops for a spectacular display of custom bottles and innovative packaging solutions at the upcoming Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on January 25 & 26. On display will be the company’s unique Doble Alto bottles, an original design that was released in 2015 by Estal, a long-term Doble Alto decantersupplier of premium packaging to Global Package. The Doble Alto line includes several Bordelaise designs, including the Cognata, Cognata Eco, and Lause, as well as sparkling wine bottles: Opera, Opera Roseta, and Gala.

The company also will be showcasing its new 1.5L and 750ml Flint glass bottles in both Bordeaux and Burgundy styles, as well as bottles Opera, Opera Roseta, and Gala.

New pewter labels in a wide range of sculptural styles, shapes, and colors will also be on display. Global Package partners with Etiq’Etains, the French manufacturer known worldwide for innovative and beautiful tin and pewter labels. The adhesive labels are supple and easily applied to any surface, including glass, ceramic, even wood and cardboard

In addition, the company will have samples of its distinctive Elegant Light™ line of European bottle styles, including the recently unveiled Bordelaise Fiona Carrée bottle …all at affordable prices.

 “Unified is the not-to-be-missed show of the season,” says Harrop. “We’ll have our experienced team at the booth to answer questions and to provide expert guidance to help you create the perfect package for your wine.”

You can contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information

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Global Package Displays Pewter Labels at Upcoming Shows
29 November, 2016

Global Package is celebrating its 10th anniversary partnership with pewter label maker, Etiq’Etains. The French manufacturer is known worldwide for innovative and beautiful tin, pewter, labels. At upcoming shows—WIN Expo on 12/1/16 (Booth #230) and the Unified Show on January 25 & 26 (Booth #505)—Global Package will be showcasing examples of these unique labels for producers, marketers, and designers. 

    pewter labels assort      "These adhesive labels are supple and easily applied to any surface, including glass, ceramic, even wood and cardboard,” says founder and CEO of Global Package, Erica Harrop. “They are lead-free and come in a range of styles and colors to help products stand out on the shelf. It is a quick way to customize a bottle or package with lower costs and smaller runs.” 

          According to a Jim Gordon of Wines and Vines,knowing your market and tailoringlabel design to that market is essential in today’s crowded market: “Driven by increased sales and consumption, and fueled by the proliferation of wineries and brands across the continent, growth of the market means that packaging wines for instant shelf-appeal is vital.”

          The pewter label models and stamped casts are all developed in-house at the Etiq’Etains workshop, including a roller label production line for which the company was E pewter necker and capawarded the “dynamic handcraft prize” from the Chamber of Trade and the Populaire Bank. The company offers a huge quantity of different cutting shapes in many metallic colors.

          “We invite everyone to visit our booths at the shows to see the incredible variety of styles, shapes, and colors of these tin and pewter labels,” adds Harrop. “From patterns in full labels to neck wraps and cork tops, you’ll find a label that speaks to your market and positions you above the fray.”

For a preview of what will be on display, visit: http://www.globalpackage.net/other-products/pewter-labels or contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpckage.net for more information.

 

pewter label on bottles


New European Bottles Show Big at WIN Expo in Santa Rosa on 12/1/2016
16 November, 2016

Global Package will be showcasing hot new bottles in Booth #230 on Thursday, December 1st at the upcoming WIN Expo in The Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa— all at competitive prices. Featured will be new stocks such as its new 1.5L and 750ml Flint glass bottles in both Bordeaux and Burgundy styles, asTradition Flint well as beautiful new bottles for the dynamic new rosé market.

 Premiere Flint         "We have seen an incredible interest in quality and variety that we haven't seen since 2008," says founder and CEO of Global Package, Erica Harrop. “We are tapping into all our European resources to ramp up the selections that are our hallmark.” 

          Also on display will be the company’s unique Doble Alto bottles, with their original double-punt design, which was released in 2015 by Estal, a long-term supplier of premium packaging to Global Package. The Doble Alto line includes several Bordelaise, sparkling, and spirits bottle designs, such as the Cognata, Tramo Alta and Clarior ®. 

          Visitors will also be able to pick up samples of attractive metallic pewter self-adhesive labels in a range of new colors, which are becoming pewter labelsintegral to new creative designs in the industry.

          “The Expo will give producers an excellent opportunity to view our impressive range of in-stock products, as well as samples of some gorgeous custom bottles,” says Erica Harrop. “Since this is the ideal time to order, I and my knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss specific packaging needs. We look forward to seeing you there!”

          Contact 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net for more information. Globalpackage.net

 

Doble Alto


Global Package Introduces Rosé Bottles and Two New Magnums
02 November, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to wine trends, Rosés have taken a leading role in America’s wine production and consumption. Today, the US is the world’s 3rd largest producer of Rosés, after France and Italy. And Americans drink 13% of the world’s Rosés, second only to France. In fact, Rosés have become so popular that producers are challenging traditional bottles with beautiful and unique custom shapes to boost their wine’s shelf appeal.

1.5 Flint TraditionGlobal Package is proud to introduce elegant, custom bottles for Rosé producers. The company has many sophisticated and fun specialty shapes, all at reasonable prices. You can choose from curvy or sleek, with or without embossing, and screw cap and cork finish. Also new this year is the Extra Flint glass Magnums in both 1.5L TraditionBordeaux and Burgundy styles.

Flint glass comes in various shades of transparency, from Extra White Flint to Industrial Flint. The Extra White Flint is also used for spirits, which showcases its brilliance, clarity and highly refractive quality, making it a stand-out choice for Rosés. According to Master of Wine, Elizabeth Gabay, there are 353 shades of Rosés: http://bit.ly/2em0vjP, and each one has its own characteristic taste and color. A bottle choice can enhance or diminish this distinctiveness.

“We offer glass from around the world to give you the best selection in the US market,” says Erica Harrop, Global Package’s founder and CEO. “Standard bottles for Rosés are no longer sufficient in the increasingly crowded Rosé market. If you are a Rosé producer, now is the time to order.”

Call us today to order your samples: 707-224-5670  Global Package 

 

                                                                      Rose w/swing top


Global Package’s Erica Harrop Makes Annual Inspection of China Glass Factories
04 October, 2016

At least once every year, Erica Harrop, founder and CEO of Global Package LLC, travels to China to inspect the glass factories, from which she has purchased wine and spirits bottles for over 7 years. She also regularly visits factories operated by her European suppliers, with whom she has relationships lasting as long as 30 years. In China, it’s well known that building trusting relationships is key to doing business, and her regular visits to the offices and shop floors of her suppliers have cemented these strong alliances.

glass furnace operation“In-person contact with all our suppliers is critical to confirming that US- required quality standards are being precisely followed,” she says. “Having worked for 11 years inside a glass factory environment has give me a respect for the limitations of manufacturing, and also the ability to communicate with owners and workers in a constructive way.”

Customized glass packaging in the US lags behind both Europe, which specializes in high-end decoration and smaller glass plants that have greater flexibility, and China, which has taken off due to Baijiu, the world’s largest selling spirits products made in China and priced at thousands of dollars. “Understanding the uniqueness of customization and the reasons for variations between factories is important for us to know, which lets our customers reap the benefits,” Harrop stresses.

“European glass remains at the top of the premium market,” she adds, “but Chinese glass is closing in terms of quality, with the added plus of value. Our specialty is that we work with all factories and know all of their unique capabilities. We have personal connections with all of them.”

Harrop’s intensive factory inspections include tracking ISO quality controls, from selection of raw materials through all production processes, including automated production lines and the design of molds, as well as warehousing of the finished product, and shipping glass factoryprocedures.

Together with her partner company, Estal Packaging and their Asian office, she works directly with product development personnel at the factories to ensure customized products meet customers’ and quality conformance requirements. Within these stringent quality demands, Global Package’s alliances with both European and Chinese factories also focus on production efficiencies, which allows the company to control costs and pass on savings to customers.


Global Package’s Harrop Attends AGR Institute Seminar on Testing and Fracture Diagnosis
07 September, 2016

Napa, CA  September 7, 2016 — This month Global Package LLC’s founder and CEO Erica Harrop will be attending an advanced seminar at the prestigious American Glass Research Institute (AGR) on glass fracture analysis and defects that affect loads and stresses related to bottle production and design.

Furnace operations glass makingThroughout Harrop’s career, she has continued her education in glass production and packaging, including AGR seminars on subjects integrally related to the products Global Package provides through custom productions.  Having graduated from Audit of Glass Plant Operations, she is able to more clearly identify origins of quality that are important to her clientele.

While Global Package LLC is well known for supplying a wide range of custom, European glass, and lightweight Elegant Light™ bottles for the wine and spirits industries, it’s solid reputation has also been built on its expertise in all facets of glass manufacture. “We are not just buyers of glass,” stresses Harrop. “We are experts at what we do. And it is earned expertise you can trust.”

Harrop has a long history in the business, beginning her career in post-graduate international wine studies at the University of Bordeaux in the Department D'Oenologie and later earning her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis. After heading up some major US glass companies through the 1990s and early 2000s, she earned her MBA from Sonoma State University and then set her sights on starting her own import glass and packaging company. “Everyone hopes to find their passion in their work,” says Harrop. “I am so lucky to have found mine in my love of beautiful glass making.” 

The American Glass Research Institute offers wide ranging seminars in locations around the world —many of which Harrop has attended—including fracture diagnosis; defect identification; the effect of design on bottle performance; coating technology; and cord, annealing, and batch and furnace operations.


Women of the Vine / Women in Wine
24 August, 2016

WOMEN ROCK!

Global Package FionaAs a female business owner in the wine industry, I make it my business to be supportive of other women-owned businesses. This is just one reason Global Package LLC recently joined Women of the Vine as a Corporate Partner www.womenofthevine.com/. This membership alliance is dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, and advocates for the industry at large to support gender-diverse teams and talent development.

We thought this would be a great opportunity to review women’s progress in business, and to highlight some of the amazing contributions women are making in the wine industry. Here are a few interesting statistics, pulled from the May 2015 American Association of Wine Economists’ Working Paper #178 http://bit.ly/1LEdrxz

  • In the US today approximately half of all medical degrees and degrees in the life sciences are awarded to women. Similar increases have occurred in the field of enology, the science and study of wine and winemaking.
  • While close to half of graduates of premier enology program in California are women, only 9.8% of California wineries have a woman as a main or lead winemaker.
  • Recent statistics indicate that women in the U.S. constitute 59 percent of regular wine purchasers and 50 percent of occasional wine purchasers, who are especially attracted to wines crafted by women winemakers. In addition, “only wines by women” are now featured in well-known restaurants and wine bars.
  • Proportional to their representation in the field, the wines from California wineries having lead women winemakers are more highly acclaimed in comparison to those of their male counterparts, as evidenced by their inclusion in Jim Gordon’s Opus Vino, a widely cited and credible source of winery quality.

 Unsurprisingly, studies have also found that women “who persist and achieve in male-dominated fields indicate that their success is related not only to high achievement motivation, ability, and self-efficacy, but also to performing better under working conditions of challenge, collaboration, and autonomy and doing better at managing risk …all factors associated with the challenges of winemaking.”

Another study, commissioned by American Express and entitled “The State of Women-Owned Businesses in 2016: Summary of Key Trends,” http://bit.ly/2bexPKN has some more compelling facts:

  • As of 2016, it is estimated that there are now 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people and generating over $1.6 trillion revenues.
  • Over the past nine years, the number of women-owned firms has grown at a rate fully five times faster than the national average.
  • Employment in women-owned businesses has increased by 18% since the recession, while among all businesses employment has declined 1% since 2007.
  • Business revenues among women-owned firms have increased by 35% since 2007, at a rate that is 30% higher than the national average.
  • One of the most remarkable trends over the past decade has been the phenomenal growth in the number of firms owned by women of color, more than doubling since 2007, increasing by 126%.

Finally, there’s this from a 2015 San Francisco Business Times article: “According to studies conducted by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, some 80 percent of women Chardonnay btlare solely responsible for their household’s financial decisions, and 42 percent of those women are the primary breadwinners in their house. Women make up almost half — 45 percent — of today’s millionaires, control $11.2 trillion of investable assets in the U.S., and make up 47 percent of the workforce.

As a 100% woman-owned business, Global Package is very proud of the important contributions and the many inroads women have made in the wine industry. But we still have a way to go. Despite the extraordinary achievements our winemaking and wine management cohort have made, we still hold only 10-14% leadership roles in the industry. It’s been proven that exceptional talent and drive define these women, so working with them and/or hiring them is a clear win-win. We at Global Package encourage all our colleagues—male and female—to open the door to this incredible talent pool. Not only have we proven our value over the past decade, we just may be the key to your success in the future.

Also, as harvest time approaches, don’t forget that women are an important demographic to consider when designing your wine’s packaging. And don’t forget to contact Global Package to discuss appropriate bottles for your brand. We have lots of inventory, including European fancy glass (which is quite affordable these days given the favorable exchange rate). We also carry a variety of magnums, and unique, gorgeous, lightweight bottles for every wine category.

Call us today to order your samples: 707-224-5670

 

 

 

 

Global Package Elegant Light

 


Global Package Introduces the Clarior Doble Alto from Estal
09 August, 2016

Napa, CA August 10, 2016 — Global Package LLC is pleased to introduce a new addition to its Estal line of bottles: the Clarior Doble Alto (see photo). This is a beautiful original Tramo Altodesign, with refined lines and a double base height that acts like a podium. The effect increases a brand’s shelf presence without increasing the amount of glass used in manufacturing. Released in 2015 by Estal—a long-term supplier to Global Package of premium packaging—the Doble Alto bottles have won Clarior Doble Altosnumerous awards, including the 2015 Presentation Award Hall of Gourmets for the UNICO Vermouth Zarro, which used the handsome Tramo Alto bottle from the collection (see photo).

          “During a recent trip to Spain, our good friends at Estal introduced me to this gorgeous Clarior Doble Alto bottle,” says Erica Harrop, founder and CEO of Global Package. “The Doble Alto bottles are perfect for sophisticated high-end packaging. Not only are they elegant, but they are also unique in their ability to enhance the image of the most exclusive sought-after still and sparkling wines.”      

          While Doble Alto bottles (http://www.estal.com/en/top-innovation-doble-alto.htm) are primarily thought of as spirits bottles because to their capacity for fine decoration, this characteristic applies perfectly to wines seeking that one-of-a-kind image of style and elegance. The Doble Alto line includes several Bordelaise designs, including the Cognata, Cognata Eco, and Lause, as well as sparkling wine bottles: Opera, Opera Roseta, and Gala.

Note: We’ll have samples on display at the August 17th Wines & Vines Packaging Conference, Booth 37 at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We look forward to seeing you there!

DobleAlto Collection


Luxury Wines Steal the Show
27 July, 2016

Global Package Custom btlsAs the trend in premium wine continues unabated, Global Package offers customized bottles and is expanding its inventory of distinctive glass bottles, including stock Bordelaise and Burgundy bottles, European specialty imports, oversized bottles and, of course, our signature Elegant Light Line, unique European style bottle shapes at affordable prices. A link to selections is here: http://www.globalpackage.net/wine-bottles/

In response to the growing interest in fine wines, auction house Bonhams decided to extend its fine wine sale from one to two days to meet rising demand in the category. According to Richard Harvey, head of Bonhams’ wine department: “We’ve seen a definite growth in demand during the first half of 2016. This trend has been particularly marked in the traditional markets of Burgundy — in our last sale we sold a case of Domaine Romanee Conti 1988 for $147,815 — and Bordeaux, which is experiencing a renaissance at auction.” https://www.luxurydaily.com/bonhams-sees-spike-in-fine-wine-interest-post-brexit-vote/

Also, Constellation Brands’ recent purchase of the Prisoner Wine Co. for an expected $285 million in cash supports this trend in fine wines, adding five “highly rated wine brands …that will help the company capitalize on US market trends that favor high-end wine brands while strengthening its position in the ‘margin enhancing super-luxury wine category.’” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/constellation-brands-buys-luxury-wine-brands-2016-04-06

The Wine Institute’s July 8th report, “2015 California Wine Sales in US Hit $31.9 Billion Retail Value,” states that “the lower 2015 winegrape crop has helped drive the premium wine emphasis” and “because of the move to higher value wines, dollar sales grew significantly faster than case sales in 2015.” http://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/pressroom/07082016

Finally, in Silicon Valley Bank’s most recent report, “State of the Wine Industry 2016,” author Rob McMillan forecasts “a sales growth range of 9–13 percent for the premium wine segment in 2016” and “a strong and strengthening US dollar, available foreign supply, and willing millennials will encourage imports at all premium price levels.”  This report also made the point that “millennials are beginning to impact the lower price of premium sales …but will trend higher as their income allows” and the “Gen X cohort will surpass the baby boomer cohort around the year 2021 to become the largest fine wine consumer demographic in the US” and “a short five years later, by 2026, the millennial cohort will surpass the Gen X cohort to become the largest fine wine consuming cohort.” This is a report worthy of review:

http://www.svb.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Blogs/Wine_Report/2015_Report(1)/state-of-industry-wine-report-2016.pdf

So it’s clear …premium wines continue to trend upward, which means packaging needs to reflect the prestige associated with the brand. In an article entitled Emaker’s Benchmark, 2015, authors Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen suggest that “luxury wineries are particularly good at two major symbolic characteristics that high-end brands must fulfill at least to some extent: authenticity and prestige.” They also make the point that “authenticity is not inherent. It is a perception. As a result, carefully crafted marketing materials can be used to enhance perceptions.”

This is where Global Package comes in. We have a well-established reputation for helping customers craft packaging that supports their brand’s identity. According to Erica Harrop, Global Package’s founder and CEO, “the Euro exchange rate will make imported European glass—long the gold standard in premium wine and spirits packaging—more affordable.” Global Package has long-standing relationships with top European suppliers, including Vetro Elite, Vetreria Etrusca, Estal Packaging, as well as Saverglass and other leading European producers. Give us a call to discuss how we can help raise your wine’s profile with smart packaging.


Custom Medallion …an embellishment you can find at Global Package!
13 July, 2016

 Pewter Necker & cap

Global Package has been importing metallic pewter labels from France since its inception in 2006. The labels are made of pewter, which is the primary base material of tin. These custom labels are supple and are easily applied as either single pieces or on a reel, both with self-adhesive backing. They are very easy to use and have the flexibility to contour to most any shape of bottle. Although they have been traditionally used as labels for wines, spirits, and food, they are also used as accents for medallions and toppers over corks for an elegant tamper evidence embellishment. You can choose from 2-dimensional designs in relief or hollow; 3-dimensional sculptural patterns, total metalizing designs; or metalizing motifs in relief.

Contact Global Package for information on stock shapes, the newest color finishes, and samples. We will be glad to show you some of our newer labels at the Wines & Vines PACK 2016 show on August 17th at Lincoln Center in Yountville. Hope to see you there!

pewter labels spirits & wine


Say Hello to Deborah Schnepf
28 June, 2016

Say Hello to Deborah Schnepf,

 Global Package’s Central Coast Sales Executive

 Deborah Schnepf

Napa, CA June 27, 2016 - Global Package introduces Sales Executive for Southern and Central California, Deborah Schnepf. Deborah already has had an impressive two years with Global Package, bringing in many new customers and solidifying relationships with many more.

“With over 20 years in sales, Deborah’s background as a strategic thinker and brand builder is a huge asset to our team,” says Erica Harrop, founder and president of Global Package LLC in Napa, CA. “Her strength in nurturing and retaining client relationships is what we want to develop with our Central Coast customers. She personifies the essence of our company, which is providing customers with the best products and the highest quality service in glass packaging.”

 Prior to joining Global Package, Deborah worked for 10 years with the CDM Company, a leading concept-to-delivery marketing agency, where she was Merchandising Director and Business Development Director. Before CDM, Schnepf worked for 16 years with Applause LLC, a gift and specialty company, where she was consistently ranked among the top direct sales contributors and recognized as “Manager of the Year” and “Superstar of the Year.”

 Schnepf received her B.A. degree, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration, from California State University, Sacramento, CA. She has taken graduate courses from AJI Network, including the Business Professional’s Course (MBA Equivalent Studies), a course in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, and, currently, the Six Sigma Green Belt Course. Deborah lives in Santa Barbara, CA.  You can contact Deborah at sales@globalpackage.net  - 805-637-9195.

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Thomas Bardessono has joined the Global Package sales team
15 June, 2016

 

Tom BardessonoWe are thrilled to announce that Thomas Bardessono has joined the Global Package sales team, heading up sales in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Tom comes to us with decades of experience in all facets of wine production, from vineyard management and winemaking to wine and wine barrel sales to business analyst, strategic planning and logistics. He was introduced to Global Package when he purchased the Fiona bottle for his Bardessono Vineyards and Wines winery in Yountville, CA.

“From my past experience and as owner and winemaker of Bardessono, I was very aware of the critical role the bottle plays in packaging,” Tom says. “Not only is it a key element of a brand’s persona, it also must perform flawlessly on the bottling line, hold up under sometimes extreme shipping conditions, look great on the shelf, and yet not break the bank in cost. When I contacted Global Package for advice on a bottle for my wine, I was very impressed with their inventory and their knowledgeable customer service. I was excited to learn they were looking for help with sales, so I jumped at the chance. It seems like a perfect match!”

 

Tom worked for almost 10 years with Miner Family Winery in Oakville, CA, where he increased new client revenue, from $50k to $250k. He also performed and updated production protocols, quality controls, and managed the winery’s safety program from harvest crush to bottling. Prior to Miner, he worked for Bouchard Cooperage, Greenfield Wine Company, Jack Neal Vineyard Management, and Kendall-Jackson and Robert Mondavi wineries.

Global Package founder and CEO, Erica Harrop, adds: “Tom comes with amazing credentials and will be a real asset to our team! He soon will be reaching out to all our contacts in the Northwest region, so I hope you will extend him a warm welcome.” 


Global Package LLC Receives 2016 Best of Napa Award
01 June, 2016

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Package LLC Receives 2016 Best of Napa Award

Napa Award Program Honors the Achievement

NAPA May 18, 2016 -- Global Package LLC has been selected for the 2016 Best of Napa Award in the Wine Making Equipment & Supplies category by the Napa Award Program.

Each year, the Napa Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Napa area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Napa Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Napa Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Napa Award Program

The Napa Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Napa area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Napa Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Napa Award Program

CONTACT:
Napa Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardconnections.org
URL: http://www.awardconnections.org

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Specialty bottles lend an award winning elegance to your brand
23 May, 2016

We (Heart) Valentine!Global Package and custom bottle client, Ferndale, Michigan’s Valentine Distilling, received some nice coverage in Packaging Strategies.com last month. Founded in 2008, Valentine is a relatively new player in craft distilling, but has risen to the top of a crowded field of high-end vodkas. Its signature vodka was recently judged Winner of the 2016 World Vodka Awards in London. It was also awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits competition, and was recognized by Anthony Dias Blue, editor-in-chief of The Tasting Panel magazine, with a 94-point ranking, higher than Grey Goose, Ketel One, Belvedere, and Absolut. Global Package supplies bottles for all of Valentine’s high quality spirits, and they come pre-labeled to expedite production on the filling line. It is one of the few distilleries in the world to use a blend of grains in its vodka. In addition to its signature vodkas, Valentine also produces Liberator Gin, Liberator Old Tom Gin, and Woodward Ltd. Bourbon Whiskey …all of which are award winners. Reinforcing the brand’s high-end caliber, we worked with CF Napa, who designed the bottles and the labels. Global Package supplied the bottles and provided technical expertise to create a custom mold for the award-winning packages.  For your next customer project be sure to call Global Package first.


Global Package proudly introduces the Bordelaise Fiona Carrée bottle
01 May, 2016

Global Package proudly introduces the Bordelaise Fiona Carrée bottle, one of the more distinctive bottles in its Elegant Light Line™. This series of bottles was created in 2009 and features European styling. The Bord Fiona has the look of a heavier reserve bottle at a non-reserve price, and is characterized by its elegantly tapered body, voluptuous curves, deep punt, and larger neck for bottling-line ease and speed. 

Global Package founder and CEO, Erica Harrop says: "It’s a perfect example of the magic we provide customers …beautiful European styling at affordable price points. We strive to over-deliver on all aspects of the business, from custom molds and specialty bottles to a huge inventory of lighter-weight ecological and economical bottles. And we know how important quality service is when it’s bottling time. Our customers always appreciate the contribution we make to their successful bottling.”

Call or email us for more information: 707-224-5670 or sales@globalpackage.net. Visit our website at globalpackage.net

Title Name Email Phone
President Erica Harrop eharrop@globalpackage.net 707-224-5670
Sales Anne-Marie Ammann sales@globalpackage.net 707-224-5670
Sales Tom Bardessono sales@globalpackage.net 707-224-5670
Sales Deborah Schnepf sales@globalpackage.net 805-637-9195
Production Mgr. Kathy Feder kathy@globalpackage.net 707-224-5670

Connect with some of the best service providers in the wine industry.   We know the importance of good design, having a strong design partner is vital to the success of your brand.  Here is a short list of design companies that we have worked with:

  • Ignite Design & Advertising - clickandcombust.com - Suite of marketing, advertising, and interactive solutions
  • Auston Design Group - austondesign.com - Premium Branding, Package Design for Beer, Wine & Spirits
  • CF Napa Brand Design - cfnapa.com - Focus is 100% within the wine, spirits and beer industries

Elegant Light Line™

Elegant Light Line™, a creation from Global Package since 2009, offers unique European style bottle shapes at affordable prices for the new generation of wines. Smart design allows wineries to streamline costs and contribute to their bottom line. With 9 shapes of bottles, they set themselves apart by their elegantly larger neck and rich straight lines and voluptuous curves.

Stock bottles, for wine, spirits and food products are available locally within California and Oregon for easy access to leading wine and spirits markets. We carry sizes from 375 ml to 6 liters in classic Bordelaise and burgundy style. Sizes outside this range are also available upon request.

Along with Elegant Light bottles which are always in stock, we offer the following Bordelaise and Burgundy 375 ml. 

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Customization

Customized bottlesis the unique proposition of creating your own shape. Experienced professionals at Global Package can make this process work seamlessly to the benefit of the brand.

International sourcing

Glass factories throughout the world specialize in the needs of their core clients who push them for the most creative concept developments. From each glass company this creative competency can be tapped into.

Specialty

Global Package works with leading glass manufacturers which specialize in high quality spirits bottles. Sourcing from these exclusive companies from abroad it is possible to see a very large range of options and consider customizing them for a personal touch. Creativity is what leads the European glass market above all others. Through partnering with Estal Packaging, Global Package also offers a unique line of bottles created in Asia, as well. Be prepared to be impressed.

Pewter labels

The easy application of these labels onto any surface (glass, ceramics, wood, cardboard, etc.) for a wide range of products in the following industries:

  • Wine, spirit, food
  • Cosmetics
  • Luxury packaging
  • Gifts, tourist souvenirs

Supple and easily applied as either single pieces or supplied on reel, both with self-adhesive backing.

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Closures

Global Package has been working with leading closure suppliers for customizing bar top corks for clients for many years. We offer them for the wine, spirits and food industries.