posted by Scott in Guest Bloggers, Wine
The wine closure debate rages on. The decision between cork and screwcaps has become the new “paper or plastic.”
If you find this topic engrossing, you can pick up a copy of George Taber’s new book To Cork or Not to Cork, which, judging by its cover, will be the most successful wine book this holiday season. If you don’t have time, or care to read a book about cork you’re probably wondering the short of it. Does wine closure really matter?
Only so much as the consumer cares which, as evidenced by the major British retailer, Majestic Wine, is quite a bit. Majestic has enabled a feature that allows online customers to search for their wine by closure (your choices are: natural cork, screwcap, synthetic cork). Personally, I can’t remember the last time I wanted to hunt down bottles with synthetic corks, but with Majestic’s comprehensive search I can happily avoid them. I’m sure it’s not something that all of their customers use, but it is nice to know it’s there, just like their ‘Browse by ABV (alcohol by volume)’ feature.
So feel free to judge a wine by its closure or ABV, if only because nowadays, you can.