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Originally posted by spo:
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Originally posted by matthyson:
I'm still waiting for the Alcoa "vino-seal" glass stopper to really catch on. The only winery I'm aware of using it in NA is Calara and it quickly became my favorite type of enclosure.


Matthyson, I think there was a nebbiolo under that closure type. Can't remeber by who though.

Roentgen Ray, the last bottle of wine I had with a closure like that was a Hauts Chassis and it was good. I do associate those kind of closures with cheap wine like Smoking Loon or wines to drink in a year or less. Do they make age-worthy wines with plastic corks?


One of the risks of an airtight seal, that you can get from a screw top, or rubber stopper, is that the wine can become reductive, which will make it smell of rubber.

As for aging, all wines should age regardless of their closure. The rate of oxygen transfer across the closure, temperature of storage, SO2 in the bottle, head space, these will all affect the rate of aging.
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