Not long ago I mentioned our House Prosecco. Typically it comes with a slightly protruding cork captured by a waxy string and label. Last night the bottle was a screw top and I am glad to report everything was perfect with the vino. That made me start to think about reports of cork being in shortage and that many wines would eventually go to screw tops. I know in Zebulon we have a synthetic cork manufacturer and they are doing quite well.
I’ve had corked bottles of wine and it is not generally a pleasant aroma and flavor. It seems a screw top or synthetic cork would eliminate the change of having a corked bottle. The synthetic could potentially have seal issues along the sides and length so I’m wondering if the screw top might be the winner in terms of closure. It certainly does not add any romance to the experience, but if it assures a major fault can be eliminated might be the way to go. Maybe the bottle should be placed in a brown paper bag before serving to add extra drama to the presentation. 😉