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Screw Cap vs Corked

Don’t Judge a Wine by Its Cap

After a stressful day at work, your friend invites you to enjoy a bottle of wine at her place. She comes out the kitchen with a bottle and two glasses. As she approaches the dining room, you cant help but notice something is off. *****record scratch*****. Is that a twist (screw on) cap on the bottle?

Now I know what you’re thinking. There appears to be wine sorcery afoot right? No, its not and seeing as your friend invited you over for wine, I’d suggest you drop that judgmental attitude and be a gracious guest.

Screw caps aren’t just for bargain wines anymore. When I am shopping for wines, I have noticed that there are plenty of white wines with screw caps (Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc for example). Some red wines have screw caps too but those wines are best consumed while young.

I tried a Chardonnay with a cork and the other with a screw cap and can tell you there isn’t much difference in the taste. Both wines tasted the same. I have a battery operated opener but I like the screw caps due to convenience and portability. Its easier to screw off a cap vs popping a cork. Don’t judge a person or the wine they are drinking by the cap, the wine is fine.

 

 

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