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Penfolds to sell bespoke barrels for £97,000

Australian icon Penfolds is to offer freshly filled barrels of wine and private cellar tours to wealthy clients for £97,000 in a bid to cash in on the strength of the brand.

DNA oak testing aims to prevent fraud

Scientists have developed "genotyping technology" capable of identifying different oak species to ensure barrels match their stated origin.

‘Barrel ageing’ oak wine bottle to launch

An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

World’s biggest wine barrel unveiled

The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.

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