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Owens-Illinois shows its disregard for wineries. Raises bottle prices in middle of devastating wildfires.

While wildfires (which began Oct. 8) were continuing to ravage Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino wine country, major glass supplier, Owens-Illinois decided it was a good time to saddle the already-disrupted industry by raising prices on bottles.


The following letter was forwarded to Wine Industry Insight by a number of angry vintners whose tempers were as hot as the fires.


The letter got was buried among all of the urgent fire-related emails and other correspondence. We ran across the letter again this weekend, and decided that the company’s consideration for the industry ought to be shared.

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