Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

Wineries Claim Alternative Cork Caused Widespread Taint

Daniel Sogg
Issue: October 31, 2001

Some vintners are seeking compensation from the maker of Altec stoppers One of the world's largest wine-cork manufacturers, the French firm Sabaté, is grappling with complaints from several California wine producers who allege that its most popular product, the Altec stopper, tainted their wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2001.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories