Would you buy an expensive wine if it had a scew cap bottle?
Cork is being replaced but many are refractory to this change. Would you consider a $500 bottle of Mouton Rothshild if it had a screw cap?
There's nothing wrong with using a screw cap on wine. One advantage is that natural cork releases a chemical as it ages and decomposes. That chemical can change the taste of the wine, which can be good or bad depending on the wine. Many experts agree that the screw cap keeps the wine tasting as good or better.
absolutely... many of the really high end wines in Australia are coming to the United States with screw tops. Now go and drink some wine! Screw tops are JUST FINE!
I saw a Kay Brothers which cost something like 200 per bottle with a screw top.. No more corked wines!
I am not a fan of the new screw type bottles, but I did buy one last weekend as we couldn't find wny wine openers.
Have to say the we didn't find much difference when compared to the old cork, same brand wines.
Ohh well, move with the flow
I would certainly buy wine with a screw cap. Even fine wine in a box makes sense because you don't have to worry about issues with the cork or with light exposure. We need to get over stigmas associated with the containers and focus on the best ways to contain and cap the wines.
I, too, prefer real cork wine bottle stoppers. I like the feel, and I collect them (although I don't know why). Having said that, most wine experts will agree that cork will be phased out by superior plastic plugs. Cork can and sometimes does leak, leading to the spoiling of the wine, even when stored under proper conditions. The new high-tech plastics will not leak, which eliminates a major cause of spoilage. The only thing holding back the total replacement of cork is the panache, that the higher end wineries don't want to lose until their competition does.
So, yes, I'd buy an expensive bottle of wine with a plastic stopper.
I am pretty sure that it is a matter of time before corks are a thing of the past. For all of the reasons listed above regarding the decomposition of the cork, leakage, oxygenation and flavoring of the wine. Another consideration is that the bulk of cork comes from a specific type of Oak grown mainly in Portugal and Spain. With the consumption of wine increasing dramatically, the supply will simply be exhausted.
The screw cap is certainly superior to any other type of closer and it is estimated that approx. 10% of wine spoils due to some complication dealing with the closure (either decomposition, tainting or incomplete closure.)
I do understand the stigma of the twist cap or boxed wine...but I think that will change with time...maybe make the cap look like a cork...who knows. One of the best glasses of wine I have had of late came from a keg...yep, a keg...check it out! http://kdrv.com/news/local/137675
That is the future!
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