Problems appear to be snowballing for Sabaté, one of the world's largest cork manufacturers. Van Duzer Winery, in Oregon, has filed a lawsuit against the French firm, claiming that Sabaté's Altec composite stopper ruined 1,200 cases of 1999 Chardonnay, with a retail value of about $240,000.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2001.
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