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Cork or an Alternative? What's Your Favorite Wine Closure

April 29, 2015

While wine bottles have long been closed with natural corks, a renewable resource, alternatives have been gaining steam as a way of reducing problems such as TCA taint from corks or oxidation from imperfect seals. Screwcaps have gained the most traction, particularly for white wines and those meant for earlier drinking, while glass stoppers have been pitched as a more elegant option. Many wineries have turned to synthetic closures made to resemble cork, and there's even a new, more natural version made from plant-based polymers.

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Which type of wine bottle closure do you most prefer?