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Even in a Bastion of Tradition, Producers Take Screw Caps for a Spin

Nick Fauchald
Issue: September 30, 2004

Although producers in many countries are embracing the screw cap as a quality wine closure, French winemakers have been reluctant to make the turn. But in Bordeaux and Burgundy, where secret screw-cap testing has been whispered about for years, some producers and négociants are finally going public with the closure.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 30, 2004.

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