What makes a better wine, corked or screw top?

What makes a better wine, corked or screw top?

Don’t forget your cork screw!

The benefit of using corks is their ability to age gracefully, along with the wine which it encloses.

Natural corks (made from the cork oak tree) are the winemaker's choice for ageing premium wines.

Though a cork will keep liquids in / or out (depending on which side of the bottle you're on!), it will allow oxygen to get in and out. There are tiny air pockets in the natural cork, which allows minuscule amounts of oxygen into the wine, catalyzing the development of aromas and flavours as the wine ages.

Does size matter? A cork can be anywhere from 25-60mm long - the longer the cork, the more likely it is to remain in tact and viable!

If you want to see this in practice, check out a bottle of our BRAVE (2017 vintage) wines, super drinkable now, but also ageing well through to 2030!

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