By Louise Simpson
“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?”
Sitting down to write about corks vs screw caps, I think of this infamous line from WC Fields. The cork polemic is often simplified into an Old-World vs New-World wine debate. While us Europeans have clung to the tradition of cork since Greek and Roman times, our New-World counterparts have embraced screw caps. Australia and New Zealand have led the charge with even top-end wines at €100 per bottle under screw cap.
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