Bottles and Barrels

Plastic versus Glass Bottles

A new study commissioned by plastic bottle maker Portavin has revealed that bottled wine in recycled plastic is only good for wines that are drunk within a maximum of 12 months after bottling, with some wines starting to oxidize as early as 8 months. “Simply put air travels through plastic but not through glass,” Portavin’s Managing Director … Read more

The World’s Oldest Wine Barrel

The world’s oldest giant wine barrel has been refilled for the first time in its 400-year history and will be filling glasses with red wine at a festival on 31st July and 1st August in the town of Halberstadt in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The oak barrel measures 5 metres in diameter and holds about … Read more