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Are You a Fan of Screw Caps on Wine Bottles?

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think they're great.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I don't drink wine.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
they do keep the wine fresher... and the convenience is key. people are just being snobs about the cork issue. i agree with asilgrif... if it tastes good... who cares.
asilgrif asilgrif 9 years
I don't see what the big deal is. Corks are fine, and screw tops are fine. If the wine is good, who cares?
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
I hate that there's such a stigma attached to screw-top wines- most of them are quite good, and it no longer has anything to do with cheapness. Like others have mentioned, a vigneron who chooses the screw cap over a cork is actually making a very smart decision, because cork trees are becoming increasingly rare, and the caps can better ensure that the wine will keep. I will say, though, that I absolutely HATE those fake plastic corks. Lame. Save the cork trees! Get a screw cap. ;)
taylorbath taylorbath 9 years
I love screw tops. I've had 'cork issues' too many times. Usually the cork breaks or the bottle won't fit in the fridge (white wine) after being opened and recorked because it's too high to fit within the space. It's so frustrating! I've had some great tasting wine from screw top bottles. I say forget the cork and bring on the screw.
anzab anzab 9 years
cork trees are becoming rare and could become extinct, so get used to the screw tops
verily verily 9 years
It's all about what's inside the bottle that counts. Screw caps, cork, plastic's just in the way of yumminess. I like the convenience of screw caps. With those, I don't have to hunt through my drawers for the corkscrew and a stopper. I'm not a collector of wines, nor do I ever plunk down more than $15 for a bottle, so the corks are not important.
Desirella Desirella 9 years
woops..i meant screwcraps, not corkscrews lol..whatever that is
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
It's the taste of the wine that matters not the cork. Who want to fight with opening the cork. I have has had to many corked wines and think the screw cap is great. It is a thing of the past that cheap wines are the only ones that use screw caps. The wine keep it's true flavor longer with out spoiling. And how is open a cork FUN!
Desirella Desirella 9 years
I really dont mind screwcaps however I prefer that they are reserved for cheaper wines or wines that are meant to be drank young and don't need to be aged because the problem with screwcaps is that oxygen does not get to the wine and for some wines, especially red wines, they need that tiny bit of oxygen to age well so that's the good thing about corks. Another good thing about corkscrews is that they preserve wine a little better once opened. As for cork taint, as someone mentioned before, it's not really an issue anymore because now that more winemakes are turning to corkscrews due to many reasons, one including cork taint so the comapnies that manufacture corks are really cracking down on the cork making process to really limit possible cork taint.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
You know, I understand why more companies are using them, but unscrewing just doesn't have the same significance as uncorking a nice bottle of wine.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
They are perfect after a bad day where you are complaining to a friend on the phone, but want wine as soon as you walk in the door.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
It depends on the wine. A bottle with a screw cap isn't a wine that's meant to age to perfection in your cellar. They're perfect for a table wine you're going to drink within a few years of the vintage, but for something that you want to get better with age, you need a cork. It makes a huge difference in aging process. Most corks aren't cork anymore (as its becoming extinct and is incredibly expensive), so cork taint is less of an issue for the majority of wines on the market.
missgnav missgnav 9 years
I don't drink wine much, so maybe I should try screw cap wines. I do agree it's a lot more fun to open corked ones.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
It doesn't matter if it has a Screw Cap or a Cork to me as long as the wine is good. I've had bad Corked wine and Excellent Screw Cap, it doesn't have the same meaning it used to.
jle225 jle225 9 years
Oh one more thing... screw caps allow you to better preserve an opened bottle if you don't have any sealing products. Either way... it's just best to drink the whole bottle up!! :-p
jle225 jle225 9 years
A screw cap is the only way to avoid "cork taint", a bad odor that comes from the cork itself (a chemical called TCA in the cork). You'll often hear people describe this odor as musty, like a basement. It is estimated that 7-10% of all corked wine has cork taint. (I worked at a Wine Center and one day in particular, five bottles of wine had cork taint... that I opened in a row!!) Sure, the romance and tradition of pulling the cork is gone... but it's unfortunate to purchase an expensive bottle of wine only to be surprised by an overwhelming scent of basement. Sometimes wine & spirit stores will reimburse you if you take the bottle back... but in restaurants where servers may be untrained on cork taint, you could be out of luck. Always remember, the wine that's good is the wine you like! The choice is yours, but please consider the facts before shooting the idea down :)
gooniette gooniette 9 years
There's a stigma to screw caps that I hope we can overcome. If it's good wine, it shouldn't matter how it's bottled. Of course, I'm a bit of a hypocrit because I usually pick my wine by its label. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i used to think that screw caps meant tht the wine wasn't as good but now that i know better - i'm ok with them!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
I've been in restaurants where people have actually sent back wine because it has a screw cap. In the past, I'm sure its been synonymous with cheap wine, but that just isn't the case anymore.
alikat07 alikat07 9 years
If the wine is good, I don't care if its a cork or cap!
shellbelle1 shellbelle1 9 years
I don't mind them, I usually end up messing up the cork anyway!
skigurl skigurl 9 years
high priced bottles of wine are turning to the screw caps, and as such, i've been able to accept it as a reality, but it still seems cheap and unclassy to me.....that being said, i dont mind beind cheap and unclassy in certain situations (drinking with the girls, going to the cottage, drinking at university) so i've been known to actually seek out screw tops in the past to avoid not having a functioning cork screw one time, we had to "christen the boat" on the sidewalk outside my apartment because the cork screw broke into our only bottle of wine, and we needed it badly!
CestlavieSJP CestlavieSJP 9 years
*Correction: I see the purpose of SCREW CAPS, but will miss the cork. (Was typing to fast there)
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