As winemakers come under greater pressure to ensure they are
offsetting the environmental impacts of their operations, one
global vintner believes that the humble carton may offer a
productive new solution.
Drinking more than three glasses of red wine a week could cut the
risk of colorectal cancer by almost 70 per cent, researchers told
the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of
Gastroenterology in Las Vegas.
Importing wine to Britain in bulk and bottling it in lighter glass
would save money and help the environment, says a recycling agency,
which has signed up supermarkets and wine firms to trial the idea.
The flesh of grapes is just as heart healthy as the skin, says a
laboratory study by Italian and US researchers, a result that may
challenge the idea that red wine offers better cardiovascular
protection than white.
Figures released today confirm that the mere unveiling of the
taint-proof Diamont cork improved sales of all Oeneo closures in
the last half of 2004. But can this boost be transferred to its
barrels division? asks Kim Hunter Gordon.