As reported in today's Harpers Wine and Spirit
Bees could help speed up the ageing of wine finds new research
Two of England’s high profile Masters of Wine have announced a radical new method of accelerating the ageing of wine – with the help of a hive of bees.
It has been known for a long time that beehives maintain an extremely well-regulated temperature even in the harshest of winters, but it is only beginning to be appreciated that the constant vibration of thousands of pairs of wings has a mellowing effect on wine that is stored inside a beehive.
In a ground-breaking experiment, bee-keeper and label designer Neil Tully MW worked with winemaker Justin Howard-Sneyd MW to...