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Why the snobbery over corks?

Why the snobbery over corks? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
A new wine cork that screws into the bottle is being unveiled. But why is there still so much snobbery in the battle between traditional cork and screw-top?
David Swaddle's insight:

A good look at attitudes to cork by the BBC.

 

The launch of a new twist-out cork poses the question of what's better: cork or screw cap?

 

Yes, screwcap is a better seal, less prone to contmination and a more precise product, but it just doesn't have the "pop" of a cork. I wonder if most consumers care?

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Another producer abandons screwcap

Another producer abandons screwcap | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
A leading Australian winery has returned to cork after five years of "persistent quality control issues" using screwcaps.

 

Rusden Wines is abandoning screwcap for cork citing bottle variation, 'sweaty' characteristics and reductive notes. In plain terms they just think that screwcaps are bad for their unfilitered craft wines.

 

They follow a short, but notable, list of wineries returning to cork. Maybe the tree farmers of Portugal will enjoy a new revival?

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