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Snooth User: oceank8

Glass Cork

Posted by oceank8, Apr 16, 2008.

On a recent trip to a Chateau Feliz I was introduced to the glass cork
It seemed like a great idea to me. Unlike a synthetic cork, it breathes and is incredibly easy to open! They were planning to use it with a future bottling saying it is cheaper than regular and synthetic corks. But they didn't have any ready yet. They did have one that I was able to practice putting in the bottle and popping out.

Have any of you had a bottle that used one of these, know anything about them? If they are as great as they seam, why aren't more people using them?


Reply by Philip James, Apr 17, 2008.

Betsey blogged about this a year ago, but I've still not seen one in use. Here's her post:

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 17, 2008.

I've had two bottles with this type of closure in recent memory. They're stylish, and easy. A great addition to the closure options.

The bottle needs to have a specific type of opening in order for the glass cork to work. I tried using it to close up a different bottle that had a regular cork closure and it didn't fit.

Reply by oceank8, Apr 17, 2008.

Thanks for the blog. It is interesting that the one down side she wrote about was the cost. The winery I was at said it was about the same or cheaper than cork, synthetic, and screw top. I wonder if prices have changed.

The bottle does need a specific opening but many already have it, we were practicing putting it in all there bottles and it worked great. I like it for the pure novelty if nothing else! (It looks cool too!)

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