Tips for Tasting at a California Winery ~ Wine Wednesday Words of Advice for July 4, 2012

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Question of the week

The question: What corkscrew works best on synthetic corks?

The answer: Synthetic corks arrived in a big way in the 1990s, though I’m happy to report they’re in retreat, in part because of the reason you cite. They were, and in some cases still are, seen as an aesthetically attractive solution to the scourge of cork taint. Natural corks are easily contaminated by a fungus that can lead to a foul odour and taste. Screw-caps, now far more prevalent than synthetic corks, have proven to be a far better solution, if less elegant.

Read the rest at: The Globe and Mail.

p.s. here’s the quick and dirty answer via Rosehill’s online shop: the waiter’s corkscrew


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!