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Tracking the Screw Cap’s Record of Success

About the same time Vinesse came into being, a 10-year study by the Australian Wine Research Institute was just getting under way. The study dealt with the effectiveness of screw caps as wine bottle closures. Were they just as effective

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Corks vs. Screwcaps: The Jury Is No Longer Out

Without a doubt, in all the years I’ve been writing about wine, the question I’ve been asked more often than any other is this one: Is a wine that’s sealed with a screwcap inferior to a wine that’s sealed with

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Crackle or Pop? When Opening a Bottle, Either Sound Works

One more FAQ to close out the week… QUESTION: I recently received a bottle of wine from a friend that has a screw top. I thought all good wines came with corks. Is my friend trying to tell me something?

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The Great Debate: Corks vs. Screw Caps

It is a very long word — way too long for Scrabble: trichloroanisole. I was not all that good in chemistry class, so I won’t even try to pronounce it. Let’s just agree to call it TCA, okay? TCA is

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