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Saturday 19 April 2014

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Philipponnat gets ‘grand marque’ look

Philipponnat has redesigned the label of its Royal Réserve Brut to reflect the Champagne’s improved quality and provide a link to its past appearance.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne Lanson to trial oak

Lanson is to trial wood casks for fermenting and ageing its wines from this year’s harvest, after the successful use of oak for its soon to be released Clos Lanson single vineyard Champagne.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Bo Barrett: New oak “kills” flavour

The chief winemaker at Château Montelena has spoken out against American winemakers’ overuse of new oak, saying it “kills” the flavour.

Wednesday, February 5th, 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 »

American oak not inferior to French

A Rioja masterclass in London proved that, despite the greater expense, French oak doesn’t always give better results than American barrels.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 1 Comment »

Lower alcohol wines a response to Aussie success

The trend for lower alcohol wines in Europe is a response to the global success of Australia’s rich, ripe reds, according to the chief winemaker of Wolf Blass.

Monday, July 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Coopers suffering from trend for unoaked wines

The global trend for unoaked wines is hitting coopers hard; with one barrel maker admitting to 20% sales loses over the last four years.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Drappier first in Champagne to use egg-shaped oak fermenter

Drappier has become the first Champagne house to ferment its wines in an egg-shaped oak container, despite losing 75% of its crop this year.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 3 Comments »

Very old barrels still bring oak aromas

Barrels over 20 years old still impart oak aromas to Champagne according to Bollinger’s chef de cave Mathieu Kauffman.

Friday, August 24th, 2012 2 Comments »

Lurton shows off Old World innovation

The effect of screw cap, barrel style, bottle format and cellaring conditions on wine were thrown into the spotlight this week during a UK visit by a team from André Lurton.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 No Comments »

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