Thoughts on synthetic corks
13 Jun 2006 by JR
John Schreiner, wine writer, Vancouver: Congratulations on your blast against synthetic corks. There is nothing good to be said for them, especially for the colour-coded examples. John Bookwalter in Washington State used them briefly and gave up after a torrent of complaint from customers who had an awful time extracting them and, of course, could never get them back into the bottles. Gray Monk winery here used them on most of its wines. I ran across appalling bottle variation last year on one of their flagship whites which, as I suggested to the winery, likely resulted from a series of bottles or corks...

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