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!
by Meredith Loughran 4 years ago
How does one open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew & without breaking the bottle?I cannot believe that an Irish household - namely mine - is without a corkscrew! I have a feeling my father-in-law put it in his back pocket the last time he visited (darn bar owners are corkscrew...
by Linda Liebrand 6 years ago
How do you open a bottle of Champagne without making a mess?
by veggie-mom 5 years ago
What should I make with the wine corks?
by RetailPrincess 7 years ago
I know patterns and fabrics vary, but I wanted to make a cute 50's style dress. I feel like I was made to be born in that era. haha. Anyways, what's your experience with designing your own clothes, is it easy to work a sewing machine? If I were to began trying, what's a cheap way to go about doing...
by Les Trois Chenes 8 years ago
When a guest brings wine to your dinner party, should you open it?If you open it and share it could seem as if you wanted to save your own, or keep it and risk seeming snobby - ie the wine not good enough, or again, mean - wine too good and keeping it for self?
by Nicola Tweedie 2 months ago
Is drinking a bottle of wine every night, too much?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|