Corks vs. Screw Caps?
We are exploring the idea. Would you buy a bottle of Dancing Creek if it had a screw cap? There are merits to both sides of the debate. Admit it–we all love the ritual of using a wine opener and popping that cork. It reflects an image of quality and romance. Screw caps reminds us of, shall I dare say, Boone’s Farm Apple Wine…
Screw caps are the rage with winemakers because they are more efficient and keep the wine from oxidizing. At first glance, one would think a screw cap was the greener alternative. No trees to chop down, no transportation costs from Portugal. However according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (if one can believe an accountancy firm in a post Enron world) corks have a small “carbon footprint.” For you “green geeks” check out this extensive report.
Let us know if you have a preference!