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Plastic Wine Corks

by Bill Spohn » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:00 pm

I opened a 1994 St. Francis cab the other day and noted a plastic cork.

Anyone know the earliest commercial use of these in CA?
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Re: Plastic Wine Corks

by Victorwine » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:34 pm

Hi Bill,
St Francis Winery of California was one of the first (“major producers”) to switch to plastic corks in the early 1990’s. In 1995 I believe they switch manufactures due to “stuck” synthetic corks.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2 ... 53,3248992

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Re: Plastic Wine Corks

by Dale Williams » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm

Was it ok? Lots of wines died under those early plastic corks
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Re: Plastic Wine Corks

by Bill Spohn » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:20 pm

This bottle was very decent and the cork didn't stick - lucky maybe.

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