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Cheap reds from The Wine Society – Lascar

I first came across Lascar last year when a friend brought a bottle to a meal at Aladdin.  Unfortunately I was not in tasting-note mode, and I even forgot which varietal it was.  I was impressed, and even more impressed … Continue reading

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Carbon footprint of corks and screwtops

Taking very rough figures from Chapter 12 of Jamie Goode’s “Authentic Wine”, a wine bottle cork has a carbon footprint of 0.01 kg CO2 while a screwcap has 0.04 kg.  They are not large contributors to the Earth’s total production of … Continue reading

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