Wine: How the screw cap got closure

Traditionalists may prefer the cork, but screw caps are becoming increasingly popular on more expensive wines

18th July, 2021
Wine: How the screw cap got closure
A screw cap reduces the possibility of wine fault. Picture: Getty

There’s a poem by the 11th-century Persian polymath Omar Khayyam that reads: “A book of verses underneath the bough, / A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou / Beside me singing in the wilderness, / O, wilderness were paradise enow!”

This has always reflected my thoughts about the simple joys of good wine, food and company. It also confirms my belief that the vessel in which a drink is served is...

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