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What is Cork and Why is it Used to Close Wine Bottles?

What is Cork and Why is it Used to Close Wine Bottles?

Unless you drink boxed wine to the exclusion of all others, cork has played a role in your wine journey. Whether getting the reputation as a “world-class cork breaker” sent you running for screw caps, or hearing the delightful “pop!” transformed you into a wine enthusiast, your wine memories involve at least a little cork. But cork is more than the recalcitrant barrier between […]

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Can Beer Be Corked?

Can Beer Be Corked?

Drinkers mourn, vintners rail against the Fates, sommeliers empty bottles with grief and shame. Years of production, finesse, terroir, all over-powered by an evil, funky admixture of chemical compounds and plain bad luck. Wine has been corked. No offense to wine lovers—or producers—out there, but what about beer? Can beer be corked (or, in a […]

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