April 24: Metal closures for bottles of Champagne will be shown by Paris-based producer Duval-Leroy at the London International Wine Fair in May.

It is thought to be the first time that the traditional champagne cork has been replaced.

The caps – called Maestro – have been specially designed by Alcan Packaging to retain the familiar ‘pop’ of a cork being opened, and could also be used on sparkling wines.
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