Screwcap

Wine closures: the facts

Whether it be cork, plastic or aluminium, winemakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to stoppers. Patrick Schmitt MW considers the performance of each closure type.

Screwcap triumphs in maturation test

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to “ground breaking” results during a blind tasting at this week’s Vinitaly.

Guala solves screwcap challenge

Guala Closure Group has unveiled a new range of screwcap liners featuring different levels of oxygen permeability.

Italy allows use of screwcap – with compromises

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has amended its decree of July 1993 to allow some - but crucially not all - DOCG wines to be bottled under screwcap.

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