Thursday, May 30, 2013

Winery Owners Design New Re-Usable Cap to Prevent Vino Spills

After spending more than twenty years in the wine industry, husband and wife wine making team, Walt Averill and Máire Murphy have popped their fair share of corks on a variety of vintages. But, no matter how many years passed by and how many glasses of wine were sampled, getting the cork back into a bottle never got any easier. When the time came to design the bottle for their own special blend of grapes, Walt and Máire created the first reusable wine bottle cap, CapaBunga.

Made from food-grade silicone and available in a variety of colors imprinted with kitschy phrases like “Retox”, “Me Time” and “In Case of Emergency Remove Cap”, the CapaBunga is easily used to reseal a bottle of wine after you remove the cork. In fact, it is made to resemble the bungs used to seal barrels during winemaking.

To use CapaBunga, simply place it over the mouth of your wine bottle and gently press it into place. Instantly, your wine is safely sealed eliminating the potential for accidental spills between glasses. CapaBunga also makes it easier to store opened bottles of wine. Lay a bottle of wine on its side in your wine rack or refrigerator, and avoid ever again having to rearrange all the contents just to squeeze a bottle into a door or on a shelf that is tall enough to fit the cork.

Used in fine restaurants and at wineries across the country, CapaBunga is the ideal alternative instead of trying to jam a cork back into a partially consumed bottle. And, you will no longer have to worry about pieces of cork falling into your wine.

CapaBunga 2-packs retail for $7.95 and can be purchased at

Usage Tips: • CapaBunga is not recommended for Champagne or other effervescent wines.
• CapaBunga is designed to fit the mouth of wine bottles finished with cork and is not recommended for wine bottles finished with screw caps.

About CapaBunga®
Winery owners, Walt and Máire Averill bottle their own special blend, Rua (the Gaelic word for red), in Northern California’s Wine Country. Awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator for their most recent vintage, Rua was the inspiration behind the invention of CapaBunga. Originally designed to fit the unique shape of the Rua bottle, CapaBunga is now available in a universal fit to reseal any bottle of wine after the cork is removed. CapaBunga can be used to store bottles of wine on their side in the fridge or wine rack, and is powerful enough to prevent a spill even when a bottle is turned upside down. CapaBunga is used in fine restaurants and wineries across the country. For more information, visit

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