I do not have a good palate for wine. The Duke is the wine guru. Im his wineglass cleaner LOL I only know what I like to drink. Usually, the more expensive ones
My taste in wines is similar to my taste in men--- Bold and Rich hahahaha (IM JOSHING!)
Not only do I enjoy drinking the good bottles, I do enjoy learning the trade and looking at the wine accessories.
I wrote on Stelvin closure in one of my stories on wine buckets but I thought this article from Prairie Berry Winery webside is better.
That’s no ordinary screw cap you see on Prairie Berry wine. It’s a Stelvin closure. What’s so great about it? Well, Robert M. Parker Jr., the world’s foremost wine guru reports, “More and more state-of-the-art wineries are moving to screw caps... Stelvin, the screw cap of choice will become the standard for the majority of the world’s wines**
*Better than corks? Absolutely... or we wouldn’t be using them. Natural corks are sometimes known to contaminate wine and compromise its flavor. It’s called “cork taint” and can give wine a moldy cardboard taste which affects up to 15% of all wine. For that reason winemakers have been experimenting with synthetic corks which seem to minimize the possiblilty of cork taint. Both natural and synthetic corks allow oxygen into the bottle, natural corks on an inconsistent basis, making the resulting aging of the wine inconsistent. Plus, many people find corks, especially synthetics, difficult to remove***
These wine bottles are examples of Stelvin Caps from Our Cellar (Picture)
Some of Australia’s best white wines use Stelvin capsules instead of the more traditional cork.