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Expert Reveals Why Screw Cap Wine Is Better Than Corked Wine

By Alana Laverty

August 8, 2017 at 10:08am

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You're in the offie deliberating over bottles of wine to bring to a dinner party. 

Your eyes skim longingly over the slightly-more-affordable metal screw cap wine... but, not wanting to seem like a cheap skate, you move on to the slightly more expensive corked bottles of wine. 

However, you may be surprised to learn that a wine expert has said that wine from Stelvin enclosure (screw cap) bottles is actually better than wine from corked bottles. 

Wha?

Wine expert Jessica Brady explained to the Huffington Post that there are three main reasons for this:

1. Screw tops are better for the wine 

Stelvin enclosures ensure that the wine isn't exposed to oxygen, helping younger wines remain crisp. 

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2. No need for a corkscrew

Screw tops make wine-drinking easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

We're forever losing our corkscrews, especially in our time of need, so may aswell just not bother with one at all. 

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3. No need to work about cork contamination

This is a real thing, folks. 

A chemical compound called TCA contaminates the wine making it taste and smell gross. This occurs when natural fungi (sometimes, not often, is found in the cork) is treated with chlorinated phenolic compounds (used to sterilize bottles). 

And while it doesn't happen often, it's a possibility with corked wine. 

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Wine not? 

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