Thought we'd re-open up the great debate...Cork or Screw?
Wine consumers buy wine sealed with natural cork over any other closures. In the competitive wine industry that may be enough right there to stick with the norm. I see I'm not the only one trying to be true to cork. Screw caps are often seen as industrial, cheap and lacking the romance of the old "closure". But screw tops have been hailed as the future mostly because there is no danger they will spoil or "taint" the wine. This is a problem that is said to affect up to 1 in 10 corked bottles. Okay, very good point. I'm against tainted wine of any kind. This is the main reason why wineries choose to use other means of sealing their wine. Though I still find myself wanting natural cork, and really have issue with the synthetic cork environmentally, especially when made in an array of bright colors or tacky patterns. to me, it just seams...well, wrong.
Interesting that in Spain, it is against the law to use anything but natural cork. The use of screw caps and synthetic closures is outlawed. We applaud them for being purists. But I'm still trying to be open minded here. Again, my primary concern is the wine.
Traditional: Natural Wine Cork: