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How to: Make your own wine at home

19 October 2017
Tags: glass bottles, glass wine bottles, wine bottles

Whether you’re planning to cater your own Christmas party this year, or you just want to create a family vintage, making your own wine at home can be productive and fun. Home made wine has a unique taste, makes an ideal gift and could also save you cash when it comes to stocking up your cellar. So, how do you do it?

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Why is glass packaging on the rise across Europe's food and beverage industry?

13 October 2017
Tags: glass, glass jars, glass bottles

There is something of a sea change happening across the food and beverage industry: more people want glass. According to figures published by the European Container Glass Federation in August this year, glass packaging production Europe is on the rise. It increased by 2.9% in volume and 2.1% in unit terms last year with a total of 20.9 million tonnes produced for both EU and international food and beverage markets.

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How to: Bake your own quirky cookies for glass cookie jars

29 September 2017
Tags: glass jars, how to, recipe

The majority of people are partial to the odd sweet treat, and the classic cookie is a choice that has been popular for decades. However, as our understanding of food and flavours has developed over time, this has led to more people experimenting with different ideas depending on their personal preferences. Here are some quirky recipes that we have come up with, that you might like to try to make, and present in glass cookie jars.

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Our 3 simple steps to a green packaging solution

21 September 2017
Tags: glass, packaging

Across the UK, more and more local councils are re-organising how their bin systems and collections work in order to encourage residents to minimise waste and recycle as much as possible. Over 1/3 of the total packaging thrown out each year is a combination of packaging, including packaging from food and drinks products. Every household consumes a small or large volume of these products every year, and therefore it is each individual’s responsibility to take control of the environmental impact they are having.

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How to: Canning for homemade products in glass jars

22 August 2017
Tags: canning, glass jars

For many years, people have been looking for ways to preserve food. One of the most effective ways of preserving food is canning, which reduces spoilage and allows foods to last longer. This method was discovered by Nicolas Appert, a French cook, who first used the basic packing, heating and sealing technique. This has been popular for home canners since John L. Mason created the first ever reusable jar (with a screw top lid) in the late 1850s. Later in 1915, the two-part canning lid that is familiar to many of us today was developed by Alexander H. Kerr.

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