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The Screwcap Wine Seal Resource Page
There's a new revolution in the New Zealand wine industry. It's the revolution in the twist of the screwcap wine seal. Once looked upon by the consumer as a sign of cheap plonk the screwcap is a 21st century evolution in wine packaging that signifies, for Australia and New Zealand at least, quality wine.
This page offers links to relevant articles both on this site and beyond. Watch for more links as the page evolves.
Please send me any relevant links regarding usage of screwcaps on wine.
What is it all about?
Links to wineoftheweek.com pages
My tastings of screwcapped wines
Downing Family Vineyards in California's Napa Valley produces small case lots of ultra-premium Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. And to cap off a has bottled a portion of their 2000 "Fly By Night" Zinfandel they chose screwcaps. This website also has outstanding resources for screwcap related links in the Screwcap School - December 2002.
Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon farewells the 417-year old Mr Cork at www.deathofthecork.com - October 2002.
Sue Courtney writes about the New Zealand Screwcap Wine Seal Initiative in the December 2001 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine (scroll down that page - it's the 2nd article in the right hand column).
The UK Circle of Winewriters September/October 2001 newsletter with contributions from New Zealand Master of Wine, Bob Campbell.
Jancis Robinson, MW discusses the AWRI wine closure report. Scroll down this page to see more information on the report supplied to Jancis by NZ's own Michael Brajkovich MW on 3 September 2001.
The New Zealand Herald reports on A new twist for our wine bottles in August 2001.
Vineyard and Winery Magazine article - Alternative Closures: Is Your Packaging Getting "Screwed?".
wineoftheweek.com columnist, Murray Almond, talks about the resurgence of Stelvins and his discussion with Jeff Grosset. Also check out Murray's Stelvin Dent Test - what happens when you drop a bottle of wine sealed with a Stelvin screwcap.
UK Wine Pages web personality, Tom Canavan, tastes old Pewsey Vale Rieslings with winemaker Louisa Rose with wines dating back to 1970. (It is porbable that the early wines in this tasting were sealed with Stelcap, rather than Stelvin).
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