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Once wine is in the bottle or in your glass, extensive exposure to air can eventually “oxidize” the wine, resulting in a poor tasting experience. If air is so bad for wine, why should it be aerated? Before winemakers mastered the art of clarification, decanting was necessary for all wines to separate the wine from […]
Ever since glass-blowing technology allowed humans to store wine in glass bottles, rather than terracotta amphoras and wooden barrels, they have been sealed with cork to safely age. With the invention of the screwtop, or Stelvin, closure, most vineyards still prefer the traditional “pop” of a cork when opening a bottle of wine. Historically, a standard […]