- posted 15 years ago
Hogue Cellars has just presented a study to the American Society of Enology and viticulture conference, held in San Diego last week. They concluded that Stelvin closures were the way to go. The surprise to me was not the 18% rate of tainted natural corks but that they found that the wine preserved with synthetic corks tended to oxidize after about two years. They also found that bottles with natural cork stoppers aged inconsistently depending on the seal of the cork.