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  1. #31
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    I had heard somwhere, maybe it was on a distillery tour somewhere, that the high alcohol content will break down synthetic corks, and they should be only used for wine. That was the rationalle given for using real cork by whoever told me that. I took it with a grain of salt and have not been able to confim the statement, but I have had high alcohol spirits with a synthetic cork no problem.

    I wish I could remember who told me that.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Never had a problem with a screw top no matter how old the juice. Never had a problem with a synthetic cork.
    Hence the industry term, "Screwed for GOOD"
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Hmmm. Never had a problem with long-term storage...but, of course, I'm not setting it @ 90 degrees...just tilt it over enough to keep the cork wet. And this is for long-term storage only.
    ???? The corks that are being discussed in regards to Whiskey are T-corks, which should never be stored on their sides, not even those sometimes used on Sherry or Port. Any bottle sealed with a regular wine cork may be placed on it's side, but never a T-cork. They will fail.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    I doubt that the combination of spirits and dissolved glue and cork is tasty.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    So then, if corks tend to fail, why don't they all go for plastic caps instead or is it an 'image' sort of thing?

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    ???? The corks that are being discussed in regards to Whiskey are T-corks, which should never be stored on their sides, not even those sometimes used on Sherry or Port. Any bottle sealed with a regular wine cork may be placed on it's side, but never a T-cork. They will fail.
    Sorry, guys...I was talking about CORKED bottles, not T-Corks. My bad.
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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by bgast1 View Post
    So then, if corks tend to fail, why don't they all go for plastic caps instead or is it an 'image' sort of thing?
    Absolutely an image thing, especially with wine. Producers don't think anyone is going to pay over $20 for wine with a screw cap, and I think they are right.

    Corks are more expensive and make poorer seals.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    Absolutely an image thing, especially with wine. Producers don't think anyone is going to pay over $20 for wine with a screw cap, and I think they are right.

    Corks are more expensive and make poorer seals.
    Yep... but it makes superior fishing rod grips.

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    Re: Plastic cap/cork

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    Absolutely an image thing, especially with wine. Producers don't think anyone is going to pay over $20 for wine with a screw cap, and I think they are right.

    Corks are more expensive and make poorer seals.
    Nobody will pay for a BAD +$20 screwcap wine. There are PLENTY of wines over $20 that are screwcapped and sell just fine, thank you.

    Today the hesitation for screwcaps is more an issue for producers of wines below $8. For them, it's an image thing...they don't want their cheap wines looking, um, cheap.
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