Screw cap wines

Screw cap wines

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by Trevor Burton

WCNC.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 2:15 PM

Wine #1
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.


Wine#2
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.


Wine#3
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.
 

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