Tag Archives: closures

• Can wine drinkers tell if screw caps or corks are used?

Can wine drinkers tell if screw caps or corks are used?

To help winemakers determine the best caps for their wine bottles, researchers at UC Davis, are studying the performance – specifically the variability – within different types of closures. Their goal is to determine whether consumers can taste the difference in wines that are bottled and capped exactly the same – a difference that could […]

• U.S. Wineries Increase Their Use of Cork Closures as Cork Stoppers See Higher Sales Growth

U.S. Wineries Increase Their Use of Cork Closures as Cork Stoppers See Higher Sales Growth

Boozenews Editor:  Hmmm, is this the sound of nostalgia or do people just think that cork stoppers represent higher quality? In any case, it may seem counterintuitive, but wine screw caps put forest in jeopardy. Premium domestic wineries are increasing their use of cork closures, with brands using cork showing higher annual sales growth over […]