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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Screw tops again.


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    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

    Default Re: Screw tops again.

    On Oct 9, 12:18*pm, James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > Long after the extensive discussion here of screw top closures for wine,
    > it seems that Canadians still have to catch up. According to today's
    > Toronto Globe and Mail: "Many people remain tied to the notion that
    > aluminum signifies cheap wine."
    >
    > I wonder if a trace of that attitude still lingers in the US?
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton, Potomac
    >
    > I'm *not* not.jim.silver...@verizon.net


    It certainly does. I still don't see really fine wines in alternative
    closures. Middle priced yes but not the better wines.

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    Martin Field Guest

    Default Re: Screw tops again.


    "Lawrence Leichtman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Oct 9, 12:18 pm, James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > Long after the extensive discussion here of screw top closures for wine,
    > it seems that Canadians still have to catch up. According to today's
    > Toronto Globe and Mail: "Many people remain tied to the notion that
    > aluminum signifies cheap wine."
    >
    > I wonder if a trace of that attitude still lingers in the US?
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton, Potomac
    >
    > I'm *not* not.jim.silver...@verizon.net


    It certainly does. I still don't see really fine wines in alternative
    closures. Middle priced yes but not the better wines.

    ****

    Screwcapped bottles are almost universal on Australian retail shelves and
    have received wide consumer acceptance. Consequence: trend that Opshops
    (thrift shops) have a surplus of donated corkscrews for sale.

    Even premium wines are getting the screwcap treatment.

    In my experience screwcapped wines turn out fresher, cleaner, with better
    colour and best of all, no cork taint.

    On rare occasions I have seen a reductive charcter on first opening a
    screwcapped bottle but this soon blows away.

    Cheers!

    Martin


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    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

    Default Re: Screw tops again.

    On Oct 9, 7:30*pm, "Martin Field" <notareal...@ozemail.com> wrote:
    > "Lawrence Leichtman" <la...@lleichtman.org> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Oct 9, 12:18 pm, James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Long after the extensive discussion here of screw top closures for wine,
    > > it seems that Canadians still have to catch up. According to today's
    > > Toronto Globe and Mail: "Many people remain tied to the notion that
    > > aluminum signifies cheap wine."

    >
    > > I wonder if a trace of that attitude still lingers in the US?
    > > --

    >
    > > James Silverton, Potomac

    >
    > > I'm *not* not.jim.silver...@verizon.net

    >
    > It certainly does. I still don't see really fine wines in alternative
    > closures. Middle priced yes but not the better wines.
    >
    > ****
    >
    > Screwcapped bottles are almost universal on Australian retail shelves and
    > have received wide consumer acceptance. Consequence: trend that Opshops
    > (thrift shops) have a surplus of donated corkscrews for sale.
    >
    > Even premium wines are getting the screwcap treatment.
    >
    > In my experience screwcapped wines turn out fresher, cleaner, with better
    > colour and best of all, no cork taint.
    >
    > On rare occasions I have seen a reductive charcter on first opening a
    > screwcapped bottle but this soon blows away.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > Martin


    Really just don't see many premium American wines in screwcaps yet. I
    do see the Aussie wines in screwcaps but the premium ones we get here
    from OZ aren't screwcap.

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Screw tops again.

    On Oct 10, 12:29*pm, Lawrence Leichtman <la...@lleichtman.org> wrote:
    > On Oct 9, 7:30*pm, "Martin Field" <notareal...@ozemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > "Lawrence Leichtman" <la...@lleichtman.org> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:[email protected]....
    > > On Oct 9, 12:18 pm, James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > Long after the extensive discussion here of screw top closures for wine,
    > > > it seems that Canadians still have to catch up. According to today's
    > > > Toronto Globe and Mail: "Many people remain tied to the notion that
    > > > aluminum signifies cheap wine."

    >
    > > > I wonder if a trace of that attitude still lingers in the US?
    > > > --

    >
    > > > James Silverton, Potomac

    >
    > > > I'm *not* not.jim.silver...@verizon.net

    >
    > > It certainly does. I still don't see really fine wines in alternative
    > > closures. Middle priced yes but not the better wines.

    >
    > > ****

    >
    > > Screwcapped bottles are almost universal on Australian retail shelves and
    > > have received wide consumer acceptance. Consequence: trend that Opshops
    > > (thrift shops) have a surplus of donated corkscrews for sale.

    >
    > > Even premium wines are getting the screwcap treatment.

    >
    > > In my experience screwcapped wines turn out fresher, cleaner, with better
    > > colour and best of all, no cork taint.

    >
    > > On rare occasions I have seen a reductive charcter on first opening a
    > > screwcapped bottle but this soon blows away.

    >
    > > Cheers!

    >
    > > Martin

    >
    > Really just don't see many premium American wines in screwcaps yet. I
    > do see the Aussie wines in screwcaps but the premium ones we get here
    > from OZ aren't screwcap.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I remember reading an article a few years ago that Penfolds was
    experimenting with screwcap for Grange. They had been testing
    screwcaps for many years and wanted to make sure that the screwcap
    would hold up over time and they had an issue with "Peter Pan" wines
    that never age.

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