Cork vs Screwcap or ???

The Wine Berserkers Special Wine Guests program continues with Thomas Duroux of Chateau Palmer, October 22-27, 2012
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David Glasser
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Cork vs Screwcap or ???

#1 Post by David Glasser » October 27th, 2012, 1:39 pm

Mssr. Duroux:

Thank you for participating here.

What are your thoughts on the future of cork vs. screwcap or other alternative closures for long-lived wines like Palmer?

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Re: Cork vs Screwcap or ???

#2 Post by thomas duroux » October 29th, 2012, 4:20 am

I think that screwcaps work perfectly and the reason why we don't use them is just a marketing issue.

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#3 Post by Freek S u i j v e r » October 29th, 2012, 12:04 pm

That is an amazing statement! (And one that I would agree with.)

Would you be open to having consumers, in the en primeur phase, to choose their bottle closure as well as the bottle format?

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#4 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 29th, 2012, 12:04 pm

Freek S u i j v e r wrote:That is an amazing statement! (And one that I would agree with.)

Would you be open to having consumers, in the en primeur phase, to choose their bottle closure as well as the bottle format?
That's an interesting question...
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Re: Cork vs Screwcap or ???

#5 Post by thomas duroux » October 30th, 2012, 1:23 am

And this is my last contribution: Freek, this is a very interesting suggestion and I will think bout it!!

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#6 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 30th, 2012, 3:57 am

thomas duroux wrote:I think that screwcaps work perfectly and the reason why we don't use them is just a marketing issue.
Wow, I'm not sure I can get my head around a screw cap closure for a wine that I might mature for 20+ years . . . .

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Re: Cork vs Screwcap or ???

#7 Post by Archie H » November 27th, 2012, 7:51 am

This is one of my favourite topics at the moment. I hadn't considered customer choice before.

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#8 Post by Brian Curtis » November 27th, 2012, 9:40 am

I bought some wine recently from a winery that tried screw caps for the first time. They bottled a couple releases half with screw caps and half with corks so I got to choose. I chose screw caps.

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