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so, not being too cork-intelligent, ... do u wonder if the wine u are about to open is problematic if it has a cork that is well under the glass bottle rim (or if it is over extended outwards)...(but when u were at the store u really didn't bother to feel the top of the bottle thru the plastic or lead cork cover)?...
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I don't remember ever having seen one under the rim, but I'm always suspicious if it bulges outward, even a little. A good indicator of heat damage, as the warm liquid causes a pressure buildup in the trapped air, shoving the cork out. Put a cheap bottle in your car's trunk on a hot day as an experiment (make sure to double glad bag first).

Technically, the cork can be shoved out through freezing (water of course expands upon freezing), but it'd pretty uncommon (unless you have a Danby Big Grin)
I've never had a problem with a cork that was below the rim. It is hard to notice in the store with the foil covering but then again, whenever I've found a below the rim cork, I've never had a problem.

On the other hand, if I find a cork even 1/8" above the rim I start to get very suspicious. Depending on the time span since the condition that caused it and the discovery the wine can be enjoyed or sent down the drain.

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