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.

http://www.corkfacts.com/pdffiles/Amorim_LCA_Presentation.pdf

Let us know if you have a preference!

One Response to “Corks vs. Screw Caps?”

  1. James Boyle Sr. says:

    Love your wines, without prejudice, of course.

    Oh, please stay with the cork! Not even a contest.

    Can’t imagine having to unscrew your bottles -probably would be an affront to the wine itself.

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