Screw caps provide the best seal for bottled wines, and eliminate the “corked” and oxidation problem in one fell swoop. Findings from a study comparing natural and synthetic cork closures with the Stelvin screw caps suggest significant benefits in utilizing screw caps over either natural or synthetic cork closures. While screw caps do diminish the drama and romance of bottle opening it is well worth the sacrifice to ensure a taint-free wine that offers consistent aging, maintained flavor and freshness with optimum quality control.
The Stelvin screw cap appears to be the industry’s cap closure of choice. Many producers use the Stelvin screw cap closure for wines of all price ranges. We are sure to see this trend take hold as winemakers and wine enthusiasts alike place a higher priority on overall quality and less on “corked” tradition.