Screw Caps Are the New Options for Wine Bottles
If you think that the wine lovers fight over the white wine or red wine, or the French wine or the Californian wine, then you are not one hundred percent right. There are many wine lovers who argue over whether wine bottles should come with corks or screw caps. This argument goes on among them for as long as both sides have their own points in favour of their belief.
What makes the caps better than corks?
The first argument that the screw cap lovers make is that with the corks the wine is “corked” in the bottle. This is because the wine in the bottle reacts with a substance called “trichloroanisole”. This substance does not occur in every cork. It is present in corks where the chlorine that is used for sanitizing the cork reacts with the mould that grows on some corks. TCA or trichloroanisole is responsible for a musty odour, and an odd flavour that a wine lover gets when they drink it.
Another problem with corks is that it’s really hard to remove a natural cork. You have to take them out with a spiral cork screw, which may even go inside the bottle while making the effort in opening the same. Although sometimes you may succeed in taking out the cork, yet there remains a problem – the cork pieces may get mixed in the wine!
Now, if you think that corks are really bad for wine bottles, then you have to think again, because with them, the wine bottle can breathe. Due to its porous nature, oxygen can get inside the bottle, and other gases come out. The best part of a cork is the ‘pop’ sound that you can hear when you open the bottle.
Screw caps – a perfect solution
Under such conditions, obviously the screw caps are the perfect solution. This is because they do not allow the wine to get ‘corked’. They are much easier to remove, and you do not have to worry about the oxidization of the wine, as in the case of synthetic wine.
Now, cork lovers ask as to whether these screw caps would allow the wine to age. For aging, the wine needs to be at least 5 to 50 years old. Now as the caps are a much recent invention, it is still uncertain how aging would be affected with them on.
It is true that if you love drama while opening the bottle of a wine, then these caps may not fulfil your dream. You would not get a pop sound when you open them up. Apart from these, there are many more advantages that these caps have over corks, and this is the reason that they are becoming more common day by day.
Finally, for those who love wine, it’s true that there are so many things that they think about while opening a wine bottle. Hence, while choosing the capping, the manufacturers also keep these things in mind. However, when everything is so modern, surely they would also love modern technology and cap the bottles with a screw cap.