Corks can have flaws, get moldy, cause leaks, make wine taste musty and otherwise ruin your investment in a fine vintage.
That’s why screw caps are the next new thing in capping wines. Because you just unscrew the cap and screw it back on, wines stay fresher, longer. No wonder more wineries are tossing their corks and adapting this soda manufacturing technology.
What’s the only downside? Your Sommelier will most likely not hand you the cap to sniff it as you swill your first taste of the bottle you just ordered. [Read “Thirsting for a Twist” from SF Gate.]