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Saturday 4 July 2015

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Top 10 wines in the US press

A Texan Albariño, NY Riesling and Californian Syrah are among the wine tips more...

Hong Kong: Red obsession

While whites are starting to be taken seriously in Hong Kong restaurants, the more...

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that more...

Chilean brand looks back to move forward

Chilean producer Santa Carolina has launched an “icon” wine with a more...

Mumm releases vintage collection

Champagne Mumm has released a new “Collection du Chef de Caves”, featuring more...

Wine from Napoleon’s carriage to be sold

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

PR Manager

Competitive

Bilingual 'tool' demystifies wine tasting

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority has developed a new "tool" which more...

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An English fizz fit for Wimbledon, a "chunky, berry-stuffed" Negroamaro and a more...

The Proust Q&A: Lorenzo Zonin

Italian winemaker Lorenzo Zonin opens up to db about cooking naked, more...

International Business Development Assistant

London, United Kingdom

To be determined, based on the profile and experience of the candidate

The week in pictures

Pub-friendly pooches, Kevin Spacey and a one-off tasting of Achaval Ferrer more...

Q&A: John Barbier, the Colorado cook-vintner

“I have never followed a recipe in my life, I’m a man of instinct”, more...

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

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

Digital and Communications Executive

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

Depp puts French estate on sale for £16.5m

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has put his estate in the south of France, which more...

Wine cellar carved into cliff on sale for $3m

A nine-storey deep wine cellar carved into a cliff edge has gone on sale in more...

BBR to host pop-up dinners in 'secret' cellar

Berry Bros. & Rudd has unveiled a "secret" cellar underneath its shop in more...

Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Based on experience

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

Top 10 wines in the US press

An impressive Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel blend from Uruguay and a Vernaccia from more...

En primeur: beware the heralded vintage?

From an investment point of view is it best to buy the “vintages of the more...

Warehouse Supervisor

London, United Kingdom

£27,000-£30,000 depending on experience

Cockburn's to launch ‘lost’ 1977 vintage

Cockburn's is set to release its 1977 vintage for the first time as part of more...

Hart Davis Hart biggest in US

Chicago-based wine auctioneer Hart Davis Hart is the market leader in the US in more...

Top 10 alternative uses for cork

13th August, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

For many people, cork represents little more than a handy stopper for keeping wine in its bottle until they’re ready to drink it.

Where it all starts: a recently harvested cork oak in Portugal's Alentejo region

Where it all starts: a recently harvested cork oak in Portugal’s Alentejo region

However, many of the properties which make this such an effective wine closure also mean that cork represents an attractive solution for numerous other industries.

The drinks business has already explored some of the many processes that transform this raw material into the stopper you remove at the end of a long day or that signals the start of a party. Now it’s time to look at what happens to the 70% of cork bark that doesn’t make the grade for this most high profile application.

Read on to discover why everyone from horses to astronauts and supermodels should be grateful to the humble cork oak for its extraordinary bark.

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