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:
• 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.