The only cork sound that really stands out, is opening a bottle of Plantation Grande Reserve Rum for the first time. The "pop" that it makes is like no other I have every heard. Chip Dykstra on rumhowlers who rates rum as well as whisky always deducts points on presentation for screw cap bottles. His reasoning is the metal and glass have different expansion rates. I think we all store our spirits indoors with little fluctution in temperature...it shouldn't matter.