The failings of natural cork as a wine closure were starkly revealed at the 32nd annual Cullen International Chardonnay Tasting in Margaret River a fortnight ago.
The combination of ArdeaSeal and minimal sulfur might be seen by some as risky, but it seems to work chez Ponsot.
How would you describe a screwcap with a capsule on top of it?
This week I received a tasting sample of German sylvaner in a screw-capped bocksbeutel.
Several reports have claimed recently that cork is strengthening its hold as the preferred wine-bottle closure.
Visiting wineries and meeting people in Alsace, I was struck by how many had some connection with Australia.
The recent trend towards wax or plastic-dipped corks is a pointless affectation.
I recently presented a masterclass on the wine ageing process at Winetopia.
Any wine producer who chooses to use wax capsules should be shot. I’ve just slashed my left fore-finger with a serrated wine knife while trying to remove a hard wax capsule.
Why is the standard bottle size 750ml?
(a) It’s the perfect volume for two people
(b) It’s as much as one person should drink in an evening
(c) It’s the capacity of a glass blower’s lungs