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Old 10-06-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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Good wines now come with screw caps, pop tops and paper "bottles"

Look, Ma, No Cork!

Good wines now come with screw caps, pop tops and paper "bottles"

An article from Time Magazine

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Old 10-06-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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Absolutely. There are some really high end ones that have taken that leap.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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Tetra pacs have become very popular here in the last year, and our liquor store is really pushing them. As for the corks, well. I've found some decent wines with screwtops. However, we save all the real corks and bring them back to be recycled. I haven't quite figured out how they'll do that, but I bring them back.
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Yep, you will find more and more wines with screw caps - VERY nice wines in fact. Ever heard of a wine being "corked"? It won't happen with a screw cap.

We carry Sophia (Coppola) sparkling wine in cans (4 per box), totals a full bottle (750ml) and has a tab top - and a cute little pink collapsible straw!!!! If you like a sweeter sparkling versus Brut you will love this stuff!

I have not seen the paper "bottles" yet - can't wait to see those! I guess if you forget your corkscrew you just poke a hole in it?

We also carry a German Riesling with a glass stopper - rubber gasket helps seal it.
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It is a trend that has been long in he comming. The Aussies first started it if I am not mistaken. It has to do with the trees from sich cork is harvested. Apparently the population is in decline, and as it takes ten years for a tree to be "corkable" they needed another means. I still like the nasa plastic corks though. It will take ALOT of getting used to, to have a bottle presented, then unscrewed.

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Old 10-06-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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We don't buy anything with a cork anymore. I love the screwcaps. They have been in NZ for ages. Even I can open them. I guess that is why I drive a car, not a horse and buggy.
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I still like the nasa plastic corks though.
Be careful of those things! I finished a bottle of a lovely Aussie Chardonnay and without thinking stuck the plastic "cork" in the empty bottle and set the bottle on the floor to be carried to the trash later. I was minding my own business when suddenly I heard an explosion. Yep, the empty bottle exploded. Glass all over the kitchen. Yikes!
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #8
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It is a trend that has been long in he comming. The Aussies first started it if I am not mistaken. It has to do with the trees from sich cork is harvested. Apparently the population is in decline, and as it takes ten years for a tree to be "corkable" they needed another means. I still like the nasa plastic corks though. It will take ALOT of getting used to, to have a bottle presented, then unscrewed.

I had a fine banana/red Mad dog 20/20 once.
Nope, the Kiwi's started it first. Those Ockers get far too much credit when it aint due...lololol ( Just a friendly rivalry between mates over the ditch! )

Plus, we have all their sports trophies now.
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Be careful of those things! I finished a bottle of a lovely Aussie Chardonnay and without thinking stuck the plastic "cork" in the empty bottle and set the bottle on the floor to be carried to the trash later. I was minding my own business when suddenly I heard an explosion. Yep, the empty bottle exploded. Glass all over the kitchen. Yikes!
Why did that make a difference.
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I gather because plastic doesn't breathe like cork does. At any rate, the bottle exploded and I don't put those plastic "corks" back in empty bottles anymore. It's easier to err on the side of caution.
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