Category Archives: Cork v Screwcap

Time to Take a Stand in the Cork Versus Screwcap Debate

What’s your stand on cork versus screwcap? Personally I am in favour of cork. There are arguments on both sides concerning taste, contamination, ageability and environmental issues. Harpers reported last week that in a surprising u-turn Rusden Wines have abandoned … Continue reading

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Screw Caps Threaten Endangered Species

The debate over screw cap versus cork rumbles on with another twist to the argument. The Telegraph has reported that “Screw Cap Wine Bottles Threaten Rare Species” and that the trend for buying wine sealed with screw caps is threatening … Continue reading

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Screw Caps Threaten Endangered Species

The debate over screw cap versus cork rumbles on with another twist to the argument. The Telegraph has reported that “Screw Cap Wine Bottles Threaten Rare Species” and that the trend for buying wine sealed with screw caps is threatening … Continue reading

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High Copper Levels Found In New Zealand Screw Capped Wine

A New Zealand Winery’s 4000 case shipment of wine was rejected by a German company as it said that the level of copper in the wine was well over the European recommended limit. The company rejected a pinot noir made … Continue reading

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High Copper Levels Found In New Zealand Screw Capped Wine

A New Zealand Winery’s 4000 case shipment of wine was rejected by a German company as it said that the level of copper in the wine was well over the European recommended limit. The company rejected a pinot noir made … Continue reading

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Are Screwcaps Safe?

The debate over whether to use cork or screwcaps in bottling wine is marching on. You may remember I blogged about this in To Cork or Not To Cork and now a book – with the same title! – has … Continue reading

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Are Screwcaps Safe?

The debate over whether to use cork or screwcaps in bottling wine is marching on. You may remember I blogged about this in To Cork or Not To Cork and now a book – with the same title! – has … Continue reading

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The Problem With Screwcaps

You will probably have noticed that Supermarkets shelves are filling up with more and more screw capped wines. Almost nine in ten wines from New Zealand now arrive in the UK in screw cap bottles – around 12 million bottles … Continue reading

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The Problem With Screwcaps

You will probably have noticed that Supermarkets shelves are filling up with more and more screw capped wines. Almost nine in ten wines from New Zealand now arrive in the UK in screw cap bottles – around 12 million bottles … Continue reading

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To Cork or Not to Cork?

Wine & Spirit Magazine ran an article by Graham Holter called “Taint Necessarily So Bad”. He discusses the debate on whether wines should use cork stoppers or modern synthetic ones or screw caps. What do you think? The cork taint … Continue reading

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