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Custom “Korbel” Wholesale Corkscrew + Wine Accessory Project

/ Arthur Morgan

Korbel, the famed California Champagne House (and you can say “champagne” because they are grandfathered in) recently approached us with a complex project. They wanted to do an entire line of wine accessories – wholesale corkscrews, champagne sippers, LED champagne buckets, champagne flutes, and champagne stoppers, all in Korbel’s custom color: Light Green PMS 367. We love multifaceted and color-matching projects like this as it really tests our wholesale and custom capabilities. Plus, working with Korbel is exciting in and of itself. For the LED Champagne Bucket Korbel decided on a Large 4-6 Bottle Plastic Bucket in their custom “Korbel...


Custom "Ah So" Butler's Friend Corkpuller and Corkscrew Project - Sullivan Rutherford Estates

/ Arthur Morgan

Sullivan Rutherford Estates approached us recently with a custom “Ah So” (also known as Butler’s Friend) Two-Prong Corkscrew project. One of their wine club shipments going out had the theme of “Vintage Wine” – and what better way to enunciate the theme than to include a custom branded “Sullivan Rutherford Estates” Ah So Corkpuller. “Ah So’s” are generally used for older vintage wines. The reason? The dual prong mechanism grips the cork and extracts it without having to drill into the cork like a corkscrew. This is an advantage when talking about older wines that may have brittle corks.  Originally...


Case Study: Custom Ice Bucket + Branded Innovation Coutale Sommelier French Corkscrew

/ Arthur Morgan

Philippe Dandurand, the gold standard for wine distribution in Canada, recently approached us with a unique project. They wanted to create an ice bucket and a matching custom corkscrew in their trademark Pantone 2935U. At first we discussed the possibilities of the Pulltap’s Spanish corkscrew in a custom Pantone with a matching white gift box. Here’s an initial mock up: After seeing samples, however, Dandurand ended up preferring the Coutale Sommelier Innovation Corkscrew (similar manual double-lever mechanism to the Spanish Pulltap’s). They weren’t sure, however, whether they wanted to do the corkscrew in White with logo in Pantone 2935U, or...


Corkscrew Case Study – The Power of Branded Wine Keys

/ Arthur Morgan

Blackwood Lane Winery recently approached us with a unique corkscrew project. Having just released their Magnum Opus wine – The President – an epic 1.5L Magnum Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend priced at CAD $880, they were looking for a packaging solution that reflected both the value of the wine and incorporated a custom laser engrave corkscrew with their "Blackwood Lane" logo. Our solution: A California Designed and Produced Pinewood Gift Box, coated in a Black Lacquer finish (to reflect the brands black/dark themes), containing a secret corkscrew compartment. The initial sketch looked like this:...


What Makes Pulltap's Corkscrews So Great?

/ Arthur Morgan

They’re From Spain! First of all, they’re Spanish. Pulltap’s corkscrews originated in Spain, a country that knows a thing or two about wine production (see Rioja Gran Reserva). When Pulltap’s corkscrews came onto the scene they were an immediate hit. Available in a variety of colors, durable, easily logo customizable, and lightweight and functional, the Pulltap’s have since evolved into the wine industry standard for a go-to wine key. But beware of knock offs! With wine-n-gear we only import authentic Pulltap’s. Pulltap’s corkscrews should last 2-3 years under heavy use, not break over the course of a few weeks or...