Closure Type

Closure Type

The type of closure used in the bottle has changed dramatically in the past 20 years or so. It has evolved from cork to cork composite, synthetic cork screw-top and now even glass stoppers.

So which is best for the wine? There are many that say cork is as it allow the wine wine breath and evolve better in the bottle, others say srewtops keeps the fresh aromatics of the fruit in the wine better, the debate continues...

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    • Origin
    • France
    An elegant aperitif flavoured by plants, herbs and spices. Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    An elegant aperitif flavoured by plants, herbs and spices. Read More
    Single 75cl bottle
    £13.49 £11.24
    • Origin
    • Italy
    A point and a half of bitters in a touch of vermouth makes this a great aperitif. Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    A point and a half of bitters in a touch of vermouth makes this a great aperitif. Read More
    Single 75cl bottle
    £15.95 £13.29
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Veneto
    • Conegliano
    Characterized by hints of ripe golden apple and acacia flowers, this Prosecco is a cut above the rest with a richer edge and more depth than most of i... Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Veneto
    • Conegliano
    Characterized by hints of ripe golden apple and acacia flowers, this Prosecco is a cut above the rest with a richer edge and more depth than most of i... Read More
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    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A full-bodied Malbec with a soft spice on the palate and black cherry aromas. Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A full-bodied Malbec with a soft spice on the palate and black cherry aromas. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A rich, dynamic wine from Karim Mussi. With ripe dark fruit, plum and raisin flavours supported by well integrated tannins and bags of complexity. The... Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A rich, dynamic wine from Karim Mussi. With ripe dark fruit, plum and raisin flavours supported by well integrated tannins and bags of complexity. The... Read More
    BUY 3 for £81.00 £27.00 £67.50 exc VAT £22.50 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • Uruguay
    Winter flowers, Madagascan vanilla bean, chocolate and tiramisu. Polished tannins, honey-like texture and a lovely sweetness accompanied by a long fin... Read More
    • Origin
    • Uruguay
    Winter flowers, Madagascan vanilla bean, chocolate and tiramisu. Polished tannins, honey-like texture and a lovely sweetness accompanied by a long fin... Read More
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    Single 50cl bottle
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    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    This medium-bodied wine offers flavors of juicy blackberry cobbler, dark plum, with a lengthy finish of coconut and vanilla. Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • California
    This medium-bodied wine offers flavors of juicy blackberry cobbler, dark plum, with a lengthy finish of coconut and vanilla. Read More
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    Single 75cl bottle
    £18.40 £15.33
    • Origin
    • Pfalz
    • Germany
    A fruit-driven nose of apple, pear and pineapple tempered with a little vanilla and a hint of florality. The palate is full-bodied with a creamy textu... Read More
    • Origin
    • Pfalz
    • Germany
    A fruit-driven nose of apple, pear and pineapple tempered with a little vanilla and a hint of florality. The palate is full-bodied with a creamy textu... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £17.35 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • Germany
    • Pfalz
    Fruity, exotic and spicy with a refined acidity and fruit sweetness. It’s suitable as an aperitif or with fruit desserts. Read More
    • Origin
    • Germany
    • Pfalz
    Fruity, exotic and spicy with a refined acidity and fruit sweetness. It’s suitable as an aperitif or with fruit desserts. Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    The Sélection de Parcelles cuvée combines the sensual minerality of the Chardonnay Premier Cru from Villers-Marmery with the elegant power of the Pi... Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    The Sélection de Parcelles cuvée combines the sensual minerality of the Chardonnay Premier Cru from Villers-Marmery with the elegant power of the Pi... Read More
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    £33.29 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    Vinified as a homage to the exceptional Chardonnays grown on pure chalk from the Montagne de Reims, this single vintage Blanc de Blancs expresses all ... Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    Vinified as a homage to the exceptional Chardonnays grown on pure chalk from the Montagne de Reims, this single vintage Blanc de Blancs expresses all ... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £42.95 What is MIX6?

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    £44.94 £37.45
    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    The perfect expression of the fruity and elegant aromas of Henriet Bazins' Grand Cru plots in Verzenay and Verzy, this blended rosé contains a good p... Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    The perfect expression of the fruity and elegant aromas of Henriet Bazins' Grand Cru plots in Verzenay and Verzy, this blended rosé contains a good p... Read More
    Single 75cl bottle
    £44.94 £37.45
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A nicely balanced wine with stunning richness and depth of flavour. Creamy notes of honey and soft herbal hints with a persistent long finish. Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    A nicely balanced wine with stunning richness and depth of flavour. Creamy notes of honey and soft herbal hints with a persistent long finish. Read More
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    £21.30 exc VAT
    Single 75cl bottle
    £28.60 £23.83
    • Origin
    • France
    • Rhône Valley
    Yellow straw in colour, with aromas packed full of ripe fruits, ending with a soft fresh finish.  A cracking white from the South of France, made fro... Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Rhône Valley
    Yellow straw in colour, with aromas packed full of ripe fruits, ending with a soft fresh finish.  A cracking white from the South of France, made fro... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £12.36 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • South Africa
    • Stellenbosch
    A well-made wine with sweet berry and dark chocolate notes. Rich and balanced with hints of soft prune and ripe plum. No sulphur was added to this win... Read More
    • Origin
    • South Africa
    • Stellenbosch
    A well-made wine with sweet berry and dark chocolate notes. Rich and balanced with hints of soft prune and ripe plum. No sulphur was added to this win... Read More
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    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    Superbly balanced and tremendously elegant champagne with a fine depth and flavour. Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Champagne
    Superbly balanced and tremendously elegant champagne with a fine depth and flavour. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £52.96 What is MIX6?

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    £44.13 exc VAT
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    £55.99 £46.66
    • Origin
    • Australia
    • Victoria
    • Rutherglen
    A superb Rutherglen from some of the very best vineyards in the region. Supremely balanced with aromas of dark chocolate, coconut and almond. Read More
    • Origin
    • Australia
    • Victoria
    • Rutherglen
    A superb Rutherglen from some of the very best vineyards in the region. Supremely balanced with aromas of dark chocolate, coconut and almond. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £45.70 What is MIX6?

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    £38.08 exc VAT
    Single 50cl bottle
    £49.94 £41.62
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Trentino
    A delicious deep copper coloured Vino Santo. Made from grapes that are left on the vine to become raisins. Sweet honey notes with a character of dried... Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Trentino
    A delicious deep copper coloured Vino Santo. Made from grapes that are left on the vine to become raisins. Sweet honey notes with a character of dried... Read More
    BUY 3 for £110.99 £37.00 £92.49 exc VAT £30.83 exc VAT
    As part of a MIX6 £39.54 What is MIX6?

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    £32.95 exc VAT
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    £44.29 £36.91
    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Almansa
    Made from hand harvested grapes this is a soft and smooth red with a deep brooding colour and packed full of dark fruit flavours. Read More
    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Almansa
    Made from hand harvested grapes this is a soft and smooth red with a deep brooding colour and packed full of dark fruit flavours. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Greece
    The nose shows notes of wild cherry and red fruits, whilst the palate is smooth, aromatic with a velvety finish punctuated by clove and vanilla spice. Read More
    • Origin
    • Greece
    The nose shows notes of wild cherry and red fruits, whilst the palate is smooth, aromatic with a velvety finish punctuated by clove and vanilla spice. Read More
    BUY 3 for £37.51 £12.50 £31.26 exc VAT £10.42 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • England
    • Derbyshire
    A nicely balanced nose with refreshing aromas of English summer fruit. The mouth feel is smooth and soft and leads on to a crisp finish. Read More
    • Origin
    • England
    • Derbyshire
    A nicely balanced nose with refreshing aromas of English summer fruit. The mouth feel is smooth and soft and leads on to a crisp finish. Read More
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    • Origin
    • Greece
    • Thessalia
    This Assyrtiko is reminiscent of the examples from Santorini, but with more heft and texture, yet still all about crisp, mineral refreshment. Gentle a... Read More
    • Origin
    • Greece
    • Thessalia
    This Assyrtiko is reminiscent of the examples from Santorini, but with more heft and texture, yet still all about crisp, mineral refreshment. Gentle a... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £20.86 What is MIX6?

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    £17.38 exc VAT
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    £22.60 £18.83
    • Origin
    • France
    • Rhône Valley
    This wine is fully hand picked at optimum ripeness which gives the wine its mellow peach flavours with exotic fruits and white flower scent. Lovely wi... Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Rhône Valley
    This wine is fully hand picked at optimum ripeness which gives the wine its mellow peach flavours with exotic fruits and white flower scent. Lovely wi... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £15.28 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    The aromatics are clearly Cabernet Franc with violet floral overtones, graphite and ripe red raspberry. The pallet is juicy, clean, fruity, but bala... Read More
    • Origin
    • USA
    • Oregon
    The aromatics are clearly Cabernet Franc with violet floral overtones, graphite and ripe red raspberry. The pallet is juicy, clean, fruity, but bala... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £31.94 What is MIX6?

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    £26.62 exc VAT
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    £34.94 £29.12
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Our philosophy is simple. The winemaker knows their wine better than anyone, they know how the wine will evolve in bottle therefore they are best placed to decide what style of clouse is best.

The Purpose of a Closure

A good closure serves two purposes, it keeps liquid in the bottle and oxygen out. In recent years much publicity has been given to the problem of 'corked' wines. The wine industry estimates that as many as 3% to 7% are corked. Most people are not trained to recognise the smell and taste so only a very small fraction of these bad bottles are ever returned to the shop or sent back at a restaurant.

What is a 'Corked' Wine?

A 'Corked' wine is a wine that is contaminated with TCA (2,4,6-Trichloroanisole). TCA contamination usually comes from corks but can also come from barrels, other cooperage or even, apparently, from wood within the cellar including walls or beams. There are other causes of bad bottles of wine, but TCA contamination is the primary fault you will find in otherwise well-stored bottles.

How do I Know if a Wine is Corked?

Even the smallest amount of TCA can ruin a wine and it comes across as 'musty' aromas and flavours. TCA does not pose a health risk (at least in the levels found in wines), it just imparts the aromas and flavours that are objectionable. Wine is not the only product in which you can find TCA, it can also be found in some teas and water.

Combating TCA

A great deal of work continues in the cork industry, as well as at wineries, to develop methods to eliminate corked wine. So far, no completely reliable method has been found which is why some producers are moving to alternative forms of closures. Here we touch on the most common types of closures and explore the pros and cons of each.

 

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