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Wine industry pick screw caps as the future

In the continuing debate about what is best to seal our bottles of wine, a recent report has found that, as drinkers, we want three things from our closures, the most important of which is that they’re easy to open. According the Global Wine Closure Report 2006 conducted by French consulting firm Skalli & Rein, our requirements come down to simplicity (it’s easy to open), followed by security (it seals properly) and sincerity (assurance for us that the wine won’t be corked). The survey, of more than 1,000 people in the wine industry around the world, also found that screwcaps stood out as the most reliable closure and were thought likely to overtake natural cork as the favoured closure in the future, especially in the New World. Synthetic corks were perceived as equally reliable as natural cork, but more reliable than the newer technical corks. This could be bad news for the closures that were hoped to be the crusaders for the cork industry