Synthetic Cork

Synthetic Cork

Because of the problems of TCA taint a huge amount of research has gone into the production of an artificial replacement of corks made of plastic.

Problems were encountered in the early days making this type of closures difficult to apply to the bottle and sometimes consumers found this type of cork difficult to remove from the bottle. Much has changed in recent years and this type of closure is now becoming more widely accepted.

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    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    Deep ruby color with purple hints. Classic varietal aromas of black fruits, spices and a hint of vanilla scented oak. A range of layered flavors inclu... Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    Deep ruby color with purple hints. Classic varietal aromas of black fruits, spices and a hint of vanilla scented oak. A range of layered flavors inclu... Read More
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    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Central
    • Abruzzo
    Refreshing, fine and fruit-driven white wine with notes of citrus. Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Central
    • Abruzzo
    Refreshing, fine and fruit-driven white wine with notes of citrus. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £11.94 What is MIX6?

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    £9.95 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Rioja
    White wine from Rioja (half bottle) with a good balance between acidity and fruitiness, accompanied by intense aromas of ripe fruit, citrus and flower... Read More
    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Rioja
    White wine from Rioja (half bottle) with a good balance between acidity and fruitiness, accompanied by intense aromas of ripe fruit, citrus and flower... Read More
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    £5.20 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Veneto
    A beautiful white loaded with elegant aromas of apple, pear, passion fruit and yellow fruit that end in a dry, long finish. Comes from a small family ... Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Veneto
    A beautiful white loaded with elegant aromas of apple, pear, passion fruit and yellow fruit that end in a dry, long finish. Comes from a small family ... Read More
    BUY 3 for £51.01 £17.00 £42.51 exc VAT £14.17 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    A fascinating blend of 35% Reichensteiner, 17% Huxelrebe, 16% Phoenix, 12% Seyval Blanc, 8% Madeleine Angevine, 7% Muller-Thurgau, 5% Chardonnay. An e... Read More
    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    A fascinating blend of 35% Reichensteiner, 17% Huxelrebe, 16% Phoenix, 12% Seyval Blanc, 8% Madeleine Angevine, 7% Muller-Thurgau, 5% Chardonnay. An e... Read More
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    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    Watermelon strawberries and a splash of redcurrant. A vibrant fruit driven rose from Staffordshire. Read More
    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    Watermelon strawberries and a splash of redcurrant. A vibrant fruit driven rose from Staffordshire. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £13.25 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    A blend of grapes that thrive in the English climate, well-rounded with black cherries and forest fruits on the nose and palate. Read More
    • Origin
    • England
    • Staffordshire
    A blend of grapes that thrive in the English climate, well-rounded with black cherries and forest fruits on the nose and palate. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £13.49 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • New Zealand
    • Otago
    Aromas of lemons and limes are also present on a very elegant palate that has some peach, apricot and hints of honey. The wine's dry character brings ... Read More
    • Origin
    • New Zealand
    • Otago
    Aromas of lemons and limes are also present on a very elegant palate that has some peach, apricot and hints of honey. The wine's dry character brings ... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £17.94 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    This is what Argentinian Malbec is all about; rich and full with gentle spice and a silky smooth palate. Good fruit concentration brings bags of black... Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    This is what Argentinian Malbec is all about; rich and full with gentle spice and a silky smooth palate. Good fruit concentration brings bags of black... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £17.94 What is MIX6?

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    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Piedmont
    A gently spiced nose with hints of green apple evolves into a crisp and elegant palate with a mineral, even nutty, character and notes of lime marmala... Read More
    • Origin
    • Italy
    • Piedmont
    A gently spiced nose with hints of green apple evolves into a crisp and elegant palate with a mineral, even nutty, character and notes of lime marmala... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £15.25 What is MIX6?

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    £12.71 exc VAT
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    • Origin
    • Germany
    • Pfalz
    A flavoursome wine with a refreshing crispness. A relatively low alcohol rose ideal for drinking at lunch time and with your summer barbecues. Read More
    • Origin
    • Germany
    • Pfalz
    A flavoursome wine with a refreshing crispness. A relatively low alcohol rose ideal for drinking at lunch time and with your summer barbecues. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £12.49 What is MIX6?

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    £10.41 exc VAT
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    £14.10 £11.75
    • Origin
    • France
    • Loire Valley
    Almost medium dry and salmon pink in colour. This wine has delightful fruit flavours and aromas. Read More
    • Origin
    • France
    • Loire Valley
    Almost medium dry and salmon pink in colour. This wine has delightful fruit flavours and aromas. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £10.64 What is MIX6?

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    £8.87 exc VAT
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    £11.24 £9.37
    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Rioja
    White wine from Rioja with a good balance between acidity and fruitiness, accompanied by intense aromas of ripe fruit, citrus and flowers. Read More
    • Origin
    • Spain
    • Rioja
    White wine from Rioja with a good balance between acidity and fruitiness, accompanied by intense aromas of ripe fruit, citrus and flowers. Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £10.80 What is MIX6?

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    £9.00 exc VAT
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    £11.50 £9.58
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    Deep purple colour with aromas of red fruits, chocolate and coffee beans. Red and black cherry flavours with scents of flower. Elegantly fresh oak on ... Read More
    • Origin
    • Argentina
    • Mendoza
    Deep purple colour with aromas of red fruits, chocolate and coffee beans. Red and black cherry flavours with scents of flower. Elegantly fresh oak on ... Read More
    As part of a MIX6 £14.30 What is MIX6?

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    £11.92 exc VAT
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    £14.94 £12.45
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Pros

- Synthetic cork is immune to cork taint, so wine is much less likely to spoil.

- Synthetic corks can be made more cheaply, and with much more precision, than cork.

- Depending on the vintner’s tastes, plastic corks can be made to look very similar to natural corks, or be moulded in any imaginable designer colour.

- Synthetic cork is recyclable.

- The same cork-removal equipment (along with its obligatory 'pop' sound) can be still used.

Cons

- If the trees used to produce cork are no longer used for that purpose, they may be cut down to make space for more lucrative crops, thus endangering the habitat of various kinds of wildlife and altering the local ecosystem in unpredictable ways.

- If not recycled properly, synthetic cork can pose a direct threat to the environment.

- They making the ritual of cork-sniffing unsatisfying.

- Plastic may not retain its elasticity well over time, making it unsuitable for wines meant to age for decades.

 

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