How does a 12-bottle case of wine shrink to an 11-bottle case or, worse, a 10-bottle case? When you factor in bad corks. If corks worked the way they're supposed to—i.e., preserved wines so we could enjoy them at their best—then this debate over their reliability wouldn't be necessary.
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