The screwtop issue is becoming more pressing every day. In the last month I’ve drunk or reviewed at least a couple of dozen wines with screwtop closures. I’d guess about 25 per cent of them – and maybe higher as I haven’t been keeping statistics – have that nasty burnt rubber, metallic fart smell to… Continue reading Screwed, Part 2
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