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 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!)