Britain’s oldest fine wine merchant is to launch a new cork recycling scheme, as part of its “ambitious but essential” journey to become net zero carbon by 2030.

Berry Bros. & Rudd announced yesterday that customers looking to reduce their environmental impact would be able to return any leftover wine corks to its stores through the scheme. Collected corks would then be sent back in bulk to Portugal to be recycled or reused on the same journey in which the wine is collected, so as “to reduce unnecessary travel”.

The company also announced it is introducing its first foil capsule-free Provence Rosé, with the new packaging launched to coincide with the traditional summer spike in sales of rosé wines. It also confirmed it would be looking to extend the range of wines available capsule-free in the coming months.

“Our aim is to help our customers drink better both now and

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