In the wine industry, this typically involves drawing wine from a holding tank and filling it into bottles in a filling machine (filler), which are then corked, encapsuled, labeled and packed into cases or cartons. Before the advent of mobile, truck-mounted bottling lines, the capital investment was considerable. A mobile bottling line can be rented for any period of time, and makes it easy for even the smallest wineries to perform estate bottling (also known as chateau bottling). Many smaller wineries however, continue to send their bulk wine to large facilities for contract bottling.
After filling and corking, a plastic or tin capsule is applied to the neck of the bottle in a capsular. Next the bottle enters a labelling machine (labeller) where a label is applied. To ensure traceability of the product, a lot number, generally the date and time of bottling, may also be printed on the bottle. The product is then packed into boxes and warehoused, ready for sale.
MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY AND FBI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE ANNOUNCE CHARGES AGAINST WINE DEALER FOR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD SCHEMES.
Mar 08, 2012; New York City, NY -- The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of...