quote:In my opinion wine is wine because of the cork. The sexiness of it, hearing that cork pop
But if you take it out carefully, which I do when in a restaurant or at my table, you don't hear a pop because you don't jerk the cork out and spray a few drops of wine around. Even when I open bottles in the kitchen, away from everyone, I try not to let it pop.
But what's sexy about a closure that was developed over a hundred years ago? If the wine is a bit older, you have a bit of mustiness, maybe some mold, I don't know - it reminds me a little of the crud in the wheel wells of my car.
Maybe in another hundred years people will be collecting and rhapsodizing over the molded plastic bubble packaging in which Whole Food sells its "organic" lettuce? Unlike cork, that stuff outlives the product it packages! Just my 2 cts.