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Today we talk about wine corks! How much do you already know about it?

Today we talk about wine corks!
How much do you already know about it?


If once there was the undisputed supremacy of natural cork, as the one and only wine bottle top, today this conviction is questioned. Nowadays there exists many alternatives to natural cork. There are a variety of distribution channels and a multiplicity of consumption patterns. Of course, natural cork is traditionally still associated with the quality of wine, but today we can find every imaginable type of wine cork on the market.


Here are some:



They are sterile (avoid mold), they do not crumble and are sufficiently insulating to maintain constant the organoleptic properties of wine for a fairly reasonable time. However, despite the continuous effort of the industry in trying to imitate the same structure of cork, it has not yet succeeded to offer the same porosity to synthetic cork, which should favour the maturation of wine.



Glass stopper supporters are increasingly convinced hat they have found the best alternative to natural corks. Glass stoppers seal hermetically and they are reusable. Glass can be recycled and it is therefore environmentally friendly.



It is the closure we usually find on beer bottles, but it is also used for some sparkling wines. Among all bottle caps it is certainly the most economical, because the method of bottle closure is the fastest and easiest. Crown corks are usually chosen by producers who claim that the maturation of wine does not require oxygenation. S



This cork type should guarantee a total absence of contamination. This threaded cap clings to the neck of the bottle and avoids the exchange of gases (oxygen and sulphur dioxide) inside the bottle. To sum up: natural cork is traditionally still the most important closure material for bottle ageing.


Cork stoppers are never a wrong choice especially since this material has been further developed through technological interventions and can be used optimally for a wide variety of occasions.

But, a low-quality cork can seriously compromise the quality of our favourites wines.


So, natural cork yes, but only if it is high quality!

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