Skip to main content

Reply to "Rubber corks"

I would love to see some winemakers chime in here, but I do believe (based on prior iterations of this discussion) that most wineries can get absolute top grade cork from reputable producers with proven low failure rate for far, far less than $1 and probably less than .25. I'm not saying that there aren't more expensive out there, but what difference really is made?

I suspect that the synthetics have a vastly higher failure rate over three years than the natural corks as far as that goes. OTOH I am fine with screw caps for the short term but skeptical for aging.

Lastly, as far as I have seen German producers have been the largest adopters of the glass closure, and I have found it to be an interesting idea but have far too little data to know how this effects the longer view. It does seem that the corks previously used by German producers (at least in my wine buying lifetime) were amongst the worst in the wine world, so any change may well be a good change.
×
×
×
×