Screwcaps have been screwing with my brain recently. The Stelvin closure is only for cheap wine, right? Think again. More fine wines are swapping the cork for the cap.
What are the benefits of screwcap? If you ditch the cork, you axe the risk of winding up with a corked wine. Now, that's something I can raise a glass to. However, there's an argument that when it comes to aging wine, nothing can beat a cork. That method is tried and true for centuries. Early indications show that aging a wine under screwcap isn't the worst thing in the world; ultimately the jury is still out on this one.
For all of cork's great qualities, there's a finite supply of the stuff. Whether or not screwcaps are the way of the future remains to be seen, but I know what bottle I'll be grabbing for next time I lose my wine key.
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