If there's one part of the world where screw-caps are prevalent, it's New Zealand. This wine is, without a doubt, New Zealand's signature wine-Sauvignon Blanc.
The first wines to be seen with screw-caps were mostly white-that 'hurry-let's-drink-'em-quick' thing. And, the first regions to use them were mostly in the New World. This wine bucks both those tends. It's a red wine from Austria-one that I like whole bunch. It's a Blaufrankisch.
If there's any wine that's pushing back on screw-caps it's Cabernet Sauvignon. Maybe that's because this is, typically, a wine that needs aging in the bottle. But a whole bunch of Cabernet Sauvignon falls into the early consumption category. Let's try one and see what you think.
So, we've just had a corkless trip around the world. The jury is still out on whether screw-caps will help wine age properly but there is a real trend to use them and the wines they contain are really pretty good. Don't ignore them.