Bob Ross wrote:Tim, serious question, given your background.
There are so many products sold under screw cap or screw top -- olive oil, ketchup, sodas or pops, iced tea, beer, V8, milk ... I could expand the list by walking the aisles of any big food store.
What's so special about wine?
After all, for years the little bottles of booze (including wine) served on trains and planes were under screwcaps.
You seem to have a really negative attitude against screwcaps -- deeply felt I'm sure since I've encountered the attitude in at least one other winelover. But why?
It's not like the screwtop closure itself is so strange -- frankly the Zork seems like a really odd combination of screwcap and plastics masquerading as a cork. Badly, in my opinion.
I'm really surprised you can get so passionate against a closure for a beverage you clearly love.
And, what's the big deal -- based on your own evidence, there aren't many wines in the wine stores you frequent packaged under screwcap. You don't seem to be on a crusade against the New Zealand or Aussie winemakers who are jumping on the screwcap bandwagon. You seem to have a plethora of wines under cork to choose from.
Are you worried about romance for other "average" winemakers? Or do you fear that the winemakers you like will adopt a closure you dislike?
I'm really not debating or arguing, just trying to understand your strong emotional dislike for the closure.
Any insights gratefully, and carefully, received.
I have absolutely no problem with Aussie or Kiwi wines. None whatsoever. Their wines are excellent and I have served them at my dinner table and on numerous occasions.
My difficulty has and always will be with which
wines get screw capped and which wines get corked.
It should be fairly obvious by now that the wineries which choose to screw, only
do this to their low end wines; aka, the "cheap stuff."
My problem is, and forever
shall be, with the prevailing wine industry attitude that folks who cannot afford $100+ dollar bottles of wine should be relegated to second class citizen status relative to who gets the screw and who gets the cork. They, [the less than rich folks] in fact, get the screw.
It surely sends a very
negative message to moderate income folks...and to be honest, Bob...if you aren't seeing this distinction, I have to seriously wonder why. What aren't you seeing here?
Cork the good stuff, screw cap the cheap stuff.
Now lets be honest...what is the absolute and undeniably CLEAR
message the wine industry is sending to us less-than-rich folks here, eh?
Answer: We "po' folk" just don't matter to them....rich folks, however, do
is my problem, Bob.