By SUHBASH ARORA — from The INDIAN WINE ACADEMY Newsletter, July 16, 2012
For many wine drinkers, the sight of screwcaps on a bottle indicates a cheap wine. But screwcaps they have become increasingly popular with winemakers around the world including India, even as the opponents believe corks are a must for ageing wine. But now University of California, Davis, has been commissioned to conduct an independent two-year study to evaluate the closures.
The Bottle Aging Closure and Variability study is being conducted in partnership with the PlumpJack Group, a corporation using both screw caps and corks for premium labels. The two-year study aims at comparing the effectiveness of screwcap as compared to natural and synthetic cork as wine closures. Bottles of 2011 Cade Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, the Fumé styled barrel fermented wine from Cade Winery owned by the Group, has been chosen for the study. (suite…)