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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Screwcap

Guala solves screwcap challenge

Guala Closure Group has unveiled a new range of screwcap liners featuring different levels of oxygen permeability.

Monday, December 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Italy allows use of screwcap – with compromises

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has amended its decree of July 1993 to allow some – but crucially not all – DOCG wines to be bottled under screwcap.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 5 Comments »

Maurice O’Shea Award celebrates screwcaps

The Australian wine industry’s most prestigious honour, the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award, has been awarded to the Australian Screwcap Initiative.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 No Comments »

Closures: Part 5 ­– the perfect solution?

Penfolds may have created the perfect closure solution by doing away with a stopper altogether, although it doesn’t come cheap.

Friday, September 14th, 2012 1 Comment »

Closures: Part 4 – Synthetic solution for grand cru Burgundy

Our penultimate installment on closures considers synthetics and their adoption to seal the world’s most valuble wines.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 1 Comment »

Closures: Part 3 – moving back to cork

Today we hear from a winemaker who has ditched screwcap in favour of cork after problems with the former closure.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 1 Comment »

Closures: Part 1 ­– the world’s most high profile experiment?

A trial using first growth Bordeaux has shown how closure type affects a wine’s evolution over almost ten years, and the results aren’t quite as expected.

Monday, September 10th, 2012 9 Comments »

Top ten trends of the last ten years: 8. The wine closure debate

In our third installment of the greatest changes in drinks since db was launched in July 2002, we consider the importance of the closure debate.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 6 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 »

Copper fining kills reductive aromas but also wine character

Eliminating bad aromas in wine starts in the vineyard and should not be corrected using fining or injecting oxygen says Dr Pascal Chatonnet.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 No Comments »

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