Screw Top – Screw That!
Does Screw Top Wine Equal Poor Quality?
Oh the ole topic of screw top wines! Let me guess, unless you have done your research (so take those people out), 90% of you think screw top = screw that! Cheap, bad, poor-quality, substandard you get the idea. I would be lying if I didn’t get caught in that thought process as well. I don’t know why, but I want to believe the cork wine is just that much better.
Well I did some research for you, and tried some wines next to each other
So tell me about the screw top already!
(Cab vs Cab, Merlot vs Merlot etc in the same price range, but screw top vs cork) and hate to tell you, but screw top is a definite misconception. Time to throw that old thinking out the window!
Here are some facts to as to why we are seeing more and more wineries turn to the twist offs or “twisties”.
- They are obviously easier to open and close, making it more convenient for parties or travel and definitely helps when you have some left over and need to close it back up.
- They are less expensive for the winery, which means a savings on your part as well. You can find some high quality wines for a cheaper price at your local market because they can charge less with less expenses!
- Less cork in the wine! – You know you’ve done it before. Opened up that bottle of wine, struggled with the wine opener, maybe even messed up and pulled too hard on the cork. Pour that first glass of wine and scoff at the cork floating in your glass.
90% of New Zealand wineries and about 70% of Australia wineries now use screw top for their wines.
So next time you are at a party, or someone busts out a bottle of wine, don’t be so quick to judge! Go off the flavor profile of the wine, and if you personally enjoy it or not, and not by the lid. Matter of fact, I’m going to open up a killer screw top red blend I have sitting here next to me! Cheers!
Not Typical Wine Guy
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