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New Zork for fizz

Closure company Zork has launched a resealable closure for sparkling wine that will retain the fizz in the bottle for several days after opening. The closure is being launched in Australia and New Zealand, with three major companies including Constellation doing technical trials over the past 12 months.

The closure pops like a traditional champagne cork when opened but leaves you with a polyethylene cap which can easily be pushed back onto the bottle to retain the bubbles and keep the wine fresh.

Initial tests by the Australian Wine and Research Institute show it can prolong the life of a sparkling wine after opening and 'can provide equivalent or superior performance to traditional cork'.

Zork CEO Dave Pahl said the company plans to launch in Europe within six months and hopes to have three manufacturing plants on the continent in three years' time.