New Zealand Battles Over Closures

As screw caps gain ground over corks, new studies suggest they may cause problems of their own
Issue: November 30, 2004

Buy a New Zealand wine with a 2004 vintage date and it's more likely to be sealed with a screw cap than with a cork. Frustrated at the high incidence of cork taint and encouraged by market acceptance of alternative closures, New Zealand winemakers are increasingly turning away from natural cork.

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

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