BUSINESS BRIEF — Port Angeles winemaker earns barrel bung patent

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Don Corson, winemaker and owner of Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, has received US Patent 8,714,383 for his wine barrel closure.

The patent is for a compound bung-type stopper assembly for wine and spirits barrels featuring a glass body and a disposable end-cup that conforms to irregularities in the opening of a barrel.

The glass body can be reused with multiple cups and may be decorated by etching and painting with the winemaker’s or winery’s mark.

The patented glass bungs were featured on the cover of the 2014 Washington State Wine Guide.

For more information on Camaraderie Cellars, visit

Last modified: May 28. 2014 7:32PM
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