TWIST……CLICK! 10 “Other” Reasons why Screwcaps are better than Corks!

We have all read the articles for and against the cork and the screwcap (or stelvin) we’ve read about sporadic oxidation, oxygen permeability, ageing potential, bark variation(woof!), dioxins and that the screwcap is 22 times more damaging to the environment than the cork! Elsewhere you will find many fine thesis on this subject…here are 10 simple, undeniable reasons why we  favour the screwcap.

1. You will never suffer an involuntary nose piercing while opening a screwcap…


        2. You do not need to bolt a contraption that looks like an antique gyneacological instrument to your kitchen worktop.



          3. If it has a cork…you gotta’ have a corkscrew!  


4 You will never encounter a flotilla of unsinkable bark in your shiraz!5. There are some very impressive macho ways to open a screwcap…

6. Some maybe not so macho…

7. and some provocative ways to open a screwcap that you just couldn’t imagine doing with a cork often has the cork that you just pulled out of the bottle proved impossible to get back in again?

9. You are unlikely to be found in compromising positions by your dinner guests while opening a screwcap. 10. You are unlikely to experience a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction while opening a screwcap! 



About winephantom

The recession has hit hard, no more tipping the last 1/2 glass out of the champagne bottle because it's a tad too warm. My lender would be kicking down my door for his interest if he knew I was drinking at all. Now I spend my time with the €5-€10 bottles discovering some real value and encountering some swamp donkeys to be avoided. This blog is a Wine Diploma holding palate, forced to trawl the murky depths populated by the bare knuckle fighters of the "entry level" wine world, trying to reveal the real crackers. Tasting notes exposed!! Regular explanations of the rubbish that are tasting notes! Wine Waffle indeed! Stories and trivia about wine.
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