On a related note, this is a segment from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition from three days ago:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesun...screw-caps-1.4302126

Corks Vs. Screwcaps

Michael Enright interviews Belinda Kemp, Senior Staff Scientist in Oenology and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Nothing particularly revelatory, but still a good listen.
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They were asked to sample two Argentinian Malbecs - a Terrazas de los Andes, and a Catena

Right.

They should have opened a 40 year old Bordeaux with a crumbling cork that they dug out in pieces.

That sound would be something like this:

"Oh shit. It broke again. Maybe we can scoop some of the pieces out."

"Do you want me to try?"

"No, I got this."

"Friggin corks."

"Oh crap. You almost had it."

"Great. It's out. Do you have a strainer? We need to get those floating pieces out some way."

"Yeah, here's this."

"OK. I guess it's better than nothing."


Meantime, here's the sound of a screw cap:

"Scru-u-u-n-n-ch."

Not to mention - who "pops" a cork? That just means you're a bit clumsy and you don't care if you flick sediment and wine on the cabinets.
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Originally posted by GregT:
quote:
They were asked to sample two Argentinian Malbecs - a Terrazas de los Andes, and a Catena

Right.

They should have opened a 40 year old Bordeaux with a crumbling cork that they dug out in pieces.

That sound would be something like this:

"Oh shit. It broke again. Maybe we can scoop some of the pieces out."

"Do you want me to try?"

"No, I got this."

"Friggin corks."

"Oh crap. You almost had it."

"Great. It's out. Do you have a strainer? We need to get those floating pieces out some way."

"Yeah, here's this."

"OK. I guess it's better than nothing."


Meantime, here's the sound of a screw cap:

"Scru-u-u-n-n-ch."

Not to mention - who "pops" a cork? That just means you're a bit clumsy and you don't care if you flick sediment and wine on the cabinets.


or even worse

that waiter who's clearly never had experience with older wines, takes a corkscrew and screws it in a quarter of the way and looks in amazement that he's holding onto a shattered 1/4 " of cork.

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