When you shop for a bottle of wine, do you care if the bottle comes with a cork or a screw cap? Let us know in the poll below.
While traditional corks are far more popular, screw caps are becoming increasingly common. They don’t let any oxygen into the bottle and they ensure that a wine won’t become “corked,” which leads to musty wine according to SacWineRegion.com, who asked the following question in a recent article:
“Does a bottle of screw cap wine age as gracefully as a bottle with a cork? Do screw caps trap unpleasant hydrogen sulfide aromas that might otherwise be vented by porous corks?”
Well, UC Davis is currently looking into that as part of a two-year study called “Bottle Aging – Closure and Variability Study.” You can read more about the study, which will be conducted with bottles of Sauvignon Blanc, on SacWineRegion.com.
The story weaves in a few AC/DC references, in case you're into that kind of thing.
Back to the original question: Do you care if a bottle comes with a cork or a screw cap? Does it guide your purchase? Why or why not? Vote in the poll below and share your comments. We'll follow along as the UC Davis study progresses.