Zbigniew Welnowski, aged 45, of Walsall Street, Canley, admitted stealing two boxes of cask wine
to the value of pounds 7.
To use an analogy from viticulture, these are the scientific equivalent of turning grapes into cask wine
He and co-author Dr Fiona Gunasekara found discounted cask wine
could cost as little as 62c for a standard drink, discounted beer 64 c, discounted bottled wine 65c and spirits 78c.
With a recent television appearance and a host of London gigs under their belts, The Coolabahs - named after an Australian cask wine
- are turning their attention to promoting the single.
The Wine Equalisation Tax benefited the producers of cask wine
more than any other group.
3L cask wine
consumers are largely premium table wine buyers who make the switch from 750ml bottles.
WAK had made a loan of Euro 15 million to GfW in 1999 to purchase 44 million litres of table wine but following a collapse in wine prices in 2000/2001, which led to large quantities of cask wine
being sold for distillation, GfW faced bankruptcy.
Box or cask wines
, once seen as having a low-scale profile, have been making strong gains.
The major selling point of boxed wine (also called cask wines
or bag-in-the-box wines) is that the wine is protected from the air in plastic pouches with a tap to prevent oxidation.
While the entire table wine category is enjoying strong growth, dollar volume of 3-liter cask wines
is growing nearly nine times faster than the overall category.
According to ACNeilsen, sales jumped 33% in the last year, yet many Chronicle readers have written in to complain that when they visit their local wine retailers, premium cask wines
are nowhere to be found.