The best drinks-based April Fools in 2019

World’s first traditional method sparkling wine bottled under screwcap launches

First up in this year’s list is Hampshire winery Hattingley Valley, who claim to have launched the world’s first traditional method sparkling wine bottled under screwcap closure.

Using new “screwcap technology”, the seal is able to withstand up to 50 bar of pressure, apparently.

Head winemaker, Emma Rice, commented: “Innovation has always been widely encouraged at Hattingley and for the past two years we have been working in close partnership with leading industry scientists to ensure the bottle and closure can cope with the pressure of traditional method production processes.”

Simon Robinson, owner and chairman, added: “Some people report difficulty in opening cork with wire-hood closures on sparkling wine so this scientific development, whilst controversial, will make it easier for everyone to enjoy our award winning wine. The scientists behind the invention ensure us that the closure can withstand up to 50 bar of pressure – now that will get the party started with a bang!”

One Response to “The best drinks-based April Fools in 2019”

  1. Hey Phoebe, you missed the spoof launch of a new range of Pothecary Gin Limited Edition gins based upoin popular crisp flavours starting with ‘Prawn Cocktail’…. Facebook:

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