0

What are some of the advantages of screwcap vs cork? Same goes for natural cork vs synthetic cork.


16 views

Add comment
Comment



2 answers

2

Kinnek Knowledge Team

Screw caps have the advantage of keeping the bottle better sealed to prevent oxidation.  Generally, wines with screwcaps are crisper and fresher.  It is becoming increasingly popular to use screwscaps for white wines, though it is also coming into favor for young reds.

Cork caps allows a small amount of oxidation, which may be of benefit to richer, more complex reds.  The oxidation will smooth out the tannins, making the wine less harsh.  There are also the obvious benefits -- cork caps are generally associated with higher end wine, and the ritual of opening a cork cap is still valued by certain customers.

Synthetic corks throw away many of the advantages of a cork cap.  Synthetic corks are tight, and generally prevent the small amount of oxidation for which natural corks are desired.  On the other hand, if you want the 'appearance' and the 'ritual' of a cork, and if you are okay with preventing all oxidation (if you are creating a white wine or a young, less complex red) then as visual alternative to a screwcap you may want to purchase synthetic corks instead.  Synthetic corks are also cheaper than natural corks.

Apr 12, 2014

Add comment
Comment



523 answers


0

Mike Thom from Wholesale Bottles USA

This really depends on the product.  For liquor screw caps tend to work well for those that are in distribution to restaurants and bars.  Corks tend to break off for the bartender and this is a big disappointment.  For wine, it depends what you are making.  If it is a fortified or fully fermented ice wine in a large bottle a screw cap may be in order since storage is the common state for this product.  For table wine it can go any way since this is consumed rather quickly. Artisinal wines are ones that are stored longer and would require a good natural cork for common appraisal practices. Use of a screw cap or synthetic cork would dramatically affect its value.

Dec 7, 2016

Add comment
Comment


Kinnek Supplier

29 answers