Global Package Brings Sommelier Essentia Bottle to the US October 28, 2019

Erica Harrop, President and CEO of Global Package LLC (, announced the availability of Estal’s Sommelier Mouth (SM) Essentia Burgundy bottle to American wineries. This bottle offers the same benefits of others in the award-winning SM line, such as an anti-drip barrier and groove guides to facilitate a clean, straight cut of the capsule.

            “This is a beautiful bottle that’s available in both Flint and Antique and in both short and long tops,” says Harrop, “and adds to our in-stock SM bottles, including the Bordeaux and the unique flute Espiga bottes. ”We’ve seen great interest in these bottles—as well as in our recently introduced “Wild Glass” bottles—both of which will be on display and available at our Booth A 238 at Unified.” The upcoming Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will be held on February 4-6, 2020 in Sacramento, CA.

          The Sommelier bottles feature a slightly wider neck and more fluid figure, which offers maximum strength and adds to the perception of a sleek higher-end bottle. Additionally, the SM bottles don’t require any changes on the bottling line, having been specifically designed to match standard bottle heights and weights. They also allow direct printing on almost the entire height. Also, the connecting ring and neck of the bottle has a small hollow groove in the glass, which makes the traditional extra thickness formed by the counter ring, or flange, disappear. Production of the Sommelier bottles also has a reduced carbon footprint.

            Estal’s “Wild Glass” line of bottles is 100% sustainable “real cycled” glass bottles that are one-of-a-kind, since slight imperfections in the natural formation of the glass are allowed to remain, while retaining all the manufacturing positives of automated glass, much like organic handmade art. Estal also asserts that their process doesn’t discard bottles with cosmetic defects, which reduced the discard rate from 25% to 15% in its first test campaign.

            These two innovative product lines—Sommelier Mouth and “Wild Glass” are just the latest offerings Global Package provides and that will be on display at Unified. Global Package inventory includes custom bottles for the premium and ultra-premium markets at very good pricing, and a wide selection of domestic bottles in stock.

For more information, contact or 707-224-5670. Global Package is located at 2793 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA 94558.