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Friday 28 October 2016 loc: GB


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.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 2 Comments »

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.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 1 Comment »

‘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.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 11 Comments »

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.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Peculiar brewer seeks barrel apprentice

The opportunity of mastering an age-old beer-brewery skill has emerged, as Theakston’s begin searching for an apprentice cask-maker.

Friday, June 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 ways to recycle a barrel

Wine barrels have many uses beyond their undoubtedly most important role in winemaking. We take a look at some of the best.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Shades made from wine barrels launched

Robert Mondavi Winery has collaborated with California-based sunglasses maker Woodzee on a pair of shades crafted from old wine barrels.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Buy your own barrel of whiskey

Jack Daniel’s is offering the UK trade a chance to buy their own barrel of whiskey.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 No Comments »

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