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.
The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.
An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Scientists have developed “genotyping technology” capable of identifying different oak species to ensure barrels match their stated origin.
The opportunity of mastering an age-old beer-brewery skill has emerged, as Theakston’s begin searching for an apprentice cask-maker.
Wine barrels have many uses beyond their undoubtedly most important role in winemaking. We take a look at some of the best.
Robert Mondavi Winery has collaborated with California-based sunglasses maker Woodzee on a pair of shades crafted from old wine barrels.
Jack Daniel’s is offering the UK trade a chance to buy their own barrel of whiskey.
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