DRINKING BUDDIES

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feeling a Little Screwy

Alright all you fabulous alcoholics out there in internet land!
I stumbled upon a pretty interesting article on enthusiast's website about the history and evolution of corkscrews.
What I think is pretty interesting is in the beginning of the article, not only do they talk about how corks came to be the main aspect of preserving wine, but what methods were used before they became popular in the 17-18th centuries.

Check it out here: Coveting Corkscrews

14 comments:

  1. I got to get me one of those old school corkscrews

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  2. i love those mechanical corkscrews

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  3. I'm kinda sad that a lot of wineries are switching to twistoff caps.

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  4. whoa! the idea came from the thing they used to clean guns!

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  5. Very interesting read! I actually just had two different conversations with two different people over corkscrews/corks/screw tops. I love using just a regular waiter style one, but every now and then I'll use a Rabbit-style one.

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  6. >I'm kinda sad that a lot of wineries are switching to twistoff caps.

    Yeah, this.

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  7. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  8. I like corks better than the twist caps, but it's just progress I guess :-)

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  9. Honestly guys, the screw cap is a lot better than the alternative: the synthetic cork. It naturally preserves wine that is low in sulfur dioxide, which is good because lower sulfites = less chance of headache.

    Now I'm not saying that either compares to a natural cork, but synthetic does a world of damage to the wine.

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