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The Science of Closures

Evaluating corks, twist-offs and other ways of preserving the quality of bottled wine
Daniel Sogg
Issue: March 31, 2005

Wine closures are the last step in the winemaking process, but hardly the least important. The greatness of a vineyard, the serendipity of a magical vintage and the talent of the winemaker can all be trumped by a defective or unsuitable stopper.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2005.

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