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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
http://the-wine-rack.blogspot.com/2...
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?

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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: http://blog.snooth.com/2007/06/14/a...

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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.

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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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