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Sunday 4 October 2015


Former Direct Wines director joins re-branded closure company

Former Direct Wines director Justin Howard-Sneyd MW has taken on a part-time role at CorkGuard, the new name for Bacchus Wine Closures, to promote its hi-tech stoppers to “decision makers”.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Corked wine suppresses sense of smell

The presence of cork taint in wine shuts off signals from our noses to our brains, preventing the ability to detect other odours, Japanese scientists have found.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 1 Comment »

Amorim steps up TCA battle

Amorim, the world’s largest cork manufacturer, is due to roll out its latest weapon in the battle against cork taint this September.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 1 Comment »

Closures: Part 2 – in praise of screwcaps

Following yesterday’s story about Château Margaux, today we look at what motivated one Chablis domaine to adopt screwcaps over 10 years ago, and why it’s extending their use to elsewhere.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 1 Comment »

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 »

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