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Reply to "how do those synthetic corks fair compared to real cork?"

The biggest problem with synthetic corks is that they do not seal well, and the wines oxidize rapidly. This is especially true of molded types, while extruded types can do a bit better.

In any case, they are poor substitutes for bark in that regard.

The Wikipedia entry "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_wine_closures" is a good primer with lots of links:
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