|CORKING WINES DATES BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY!!|
As long as I've been drinking wine it was always assumed that you needed a corkscrew to open that wonderful elixir, right?? Well not anymore, as time will tell the not so new screw top has made huge in roads in the wine industry all over the world! I for one was a real snob about this when I first noticed the caps and immediately felt cheated if a proper wine didn't have a cork….Surprise, some of my favorite wines today are twist off and these are not cheap wines! So many of the top Sauvignon Blancs producers are fans, especially when a wine is meant to be be consumed within a few years…The other varietal that makes great use of the screw cap is the famous GMS blends, Grenache, Mouvedre and Syrah these being some of my favorites..lighter than a Cab but smooth and full bodied and very fruit forward, some of the best examples coming out of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County! Yum….
|PASO ROBLES WINERIES ARE BIG FANS OF THE SCREW CAP!!|
|ANDREW MURRAY USES PREDOMINATELY SCREW CAPS ON THEIR WONDERFUL VARIETALS!|
|LOVE THIS SAUVIGNON BLANC COMPLETE WITH SCREW CAP!!|
Your sommelier ceremoniously pulls the cork on your bottle of wine. The aromas of violets or plums should fill the air, but you smell the unmistakable funky reek of mold. It is another “corked” wine! Is there a solution to this all-too-common problem!! Some compare the smell to wet pooch or sweaty gym socks….Yuk!
|SCREW VERSUS CORK THE "BIG DEBATE"|