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Tuesday 30 June 2015

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UK customs seize 550,000 litres of alcohol

More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by more...

World's cheapest city for a beer revealed

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Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

Oyster Bay owner Delegat has launched “a new global brand” from more...

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Winemaker fined $35k over toxic waste

An Australian winemaker has been fined AUS$35,000 (£17,000) after he was found more...

Top 10 new craft beers

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Rioja revellers soaked in wine battle

Thousands have taken part in Rioja's annual wine fight, drenching each other more...

Head of On-Trade Sales

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Bordeaux 2005: 12 ‘perfect’ wines

Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert more...

Rise for Haut Bailly in Liv-ex 2015 classification

Liv-ex’s bi-annual “re-classification” of Bordeaux saw Haut Bailly leap more...

New sales director for Buckingham Schenk

Buckingham Schenk has named Paul Manders as its new sales director, responsible more...

Business Development Executive

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£25-£30K + benefits, depending on experience

Proust Q&A: Eddie McDougall

The eminent TV personality and winemaker, Eddie McDougall opens up to db on more...

Sutcliffe steps down from Sotheby’s role

Serena Sutcliffe MW has stepped down from her position as worldwide head of more...

Wine from Napoleon’s carriage to be sold

A bottle of wine apparently found in Napoleon’s carriage after Waterloo – more...

E-commerce, Sales & Marketing Executive

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary and bonus package based on experience and qualification.

Hardy invests £4m in summer of cricket

Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in more...

Scots invited to explore Chianti Classico and Prosecco

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Red wine could help fight depression

A component found in the skins of red grapes could be used to treat depression more...

Digital and Communications Executive

£22,000-£26,000 dependent on experience

Most expensive cocktail covers $32m heist

The world's most expensive cocktail was never actually sold and was instead more...

Accolade's Fish Hoek goes Fairtrade

South Africa's Fish Hoek is to go Fairtrade from the 2015 vintage, becoming more...

10 of Hong Kong's oldest bars

To commemorate the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover on 1 July 1997, more...

Supplier Relationship Manager

London, United Kingdom

Chinese student builds house out of beer bottles

An engineering graduate and his father have built a two-storey house made out more...

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

A fire has ripped through a New Zealand winery destroying its offices, kitchen more...

From bark to bottle: cork’s journey

29th July, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

cork harvest

For three months of the year, the “montados”, or Portuguese cork forests, are hives of activity as teams harvest the bark of the cork oak, quercus suber. Each tree can only be harvested every nine years and it takes 25 years before a tree is ready for its first harvest. Even then, it will not produce the quality needed for a wine stopper until its third harvest.

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