Corks V Screwcaps
Cork? Or screw cap? Which one is “better”?

It’s a hotly debated issue of tradition versus modern technology that’s been covered by National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Forbes … and it’s always a lively topic here at Virgin Wines. Here’s some stuff to consider if you ever find yourself pondering along with the rest of us:

Screw Caps

Zero risk of cork taint (that unpleasant, dull mustiness that can affect cork-topped wines)

Easy to open (no corkscrew fiddling required and no breaking corks)

Easy to re-seal (perfect for picnics, tailgating, etc.)

Preserves aromas and flavors in meant-to-be-drunk-young wines


Romance! There’s nothing like uncorking a bottle of wine and hearing the -POP- of anticipation

• A proven choice for extended cellaring

Tradition – the cork’s been around for hundreds of years

• Many are 100% natural (and if you’re crafty, they’re fun to repurpose)

Our advice? Just don’t judge the quality of a wine by its closure alone. The story’s really about the liquid in the bottle and how it tastes to you and your guests.