Posts tagged cork
Posts tagged cork
Having considered the use of natural corks and screwcaps for sealing wine, we wanted to look at the third most common option available to winemakers: synthetic closures. And it might be a surprise to learn that a fervent champion for these comes from Burgundy’s Côte d’Or; Laurent Ponsot from Domaine Ponsot in Morey-Saint-Denis.
Memories tucked away..
Photo credit: twobirdsbuildanest
Understanding Screwcaps : Early last decade, New World producers were understandably irate over the high incidence of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA) in their wines, blamed entirely on faulty corks. From TCA, to oxygen transmission rate (OTR), and finally, TPO (total package oxygen), as it became clear that oxygen pick-up during bottling was a crucial part of any potential problems.
Video 3: Opening a Wine Bottle using a Wing Corkscrew
That delicious bottle of wine will do you no good if you can’t remove the cork! There are many different varieties of corkscrews - the old double-levered Italian wing corkscrew, the sommelier knife, or the basic T-shaped corkscrew - each with a slight difference, but the principle remains the same. This video shows how to use a double-levered wine corkscrew with ease. Watch and learn, but always remember, practice makes perfect!
Old school cork screw
Tasted some Heritage “Bubbly wine” this evening. Dare I say we gave this Bangalore-based sparkling rosé, in a crown-cork beer bottle, a bit too much importance?
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize’s “365” brand
The wine cork is a sign of humility, an object of little value, often used for handicrafts, as simple, base and easily manipulated raw material with which to play, create and to serve the most unexpected uses.
The design of each label refers to the country of origin. In the case of France the different types of wine are identified by a style of French hat: the boater, Napoleon’s hat, haute cuisine chef’s hat or the kepi of a French gendarme …
And so with the same language, other sources are resolved: the Native American and the cowboy for the California wines, the elephant for the South African, a footballer for Argentine wine or the Easter Island moai for that of Chile.
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