Corked Wine in a Screwtop?

It’s official folks. I finally got a ‘corked’ (i.e. contaminated with either TCA or TBA, ) bottle of wine under a screwtop. I thought I was hallucinating. I left the bottle on the counter and tried it again this morning when my buds were freshest. Still tainted. Wife didn’t like it either. I called the… Continue reading Corked Wine in a Screwtop?


So what’s wrong with this picture. Bottle of wine: check. Catchy label:check. Screwtop: check… Hey wait a minute here! This wine is from Portugal! Didn’t they pass a law that all Portuguese wine had to be corked with the real thing? It makes sense. Portugal produces about 90% of the world’s cork. Their cork forests… Continue reading Screwy