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Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by Robin Garr » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:11 pm

What do you think? :twisted:

The great wine debate: Corks really are better than screw-tops, Oxford study finds
Wine traditionalists have long looked down on screw-top bottles, and now an Oxford University study appears to have proved them right - wine really does taste better if it is sealed with a cork.

However, the reason for the improvement is perhaps surprising. The scientists' findings suggest that rather than affecting the flavour or the smell of the wine, it is the sound of the cork that makes the drink taste better.

Full story in The Independent (UK):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09 ... ord-study/
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Re: Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by David M. Bueker » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:24 pm

So the study proves people are easily influenced/gullible. Got it!
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Re: Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by Tim York » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Anything published in the Daily Telegraph is suspect :D . It sounds like a small sample and not very scientific. Not surprising coming from Oxford :lol: .
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Re: Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by Steve Slatcher » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:47 pm

I wrote about it here: http://www.winenous.co.uk/wp/archives/10829

In summary, I was NOT impressed - for a number of reasons
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Re: Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by Robin Garr » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:19 pm

Steve Slatcher wrote:I wrote about it here: http://www.winenous.co.uk/wp/archives/10829

In summary, I was NOT impressed - for a number of reasons

Excellent post, Steve! You ought to share your articles here more often.

As for me, " The funding body was APCOR" said it all, wink wink nudge nudge say no more ...
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Re: Oxford study “proves” cork better than screw cap???

by Steve Slatcher » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:01 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Steve Slatcher wrote:Excellent post, Steve! You ought to share your articles here more often.

Thanks Robin, I shall try to do so when relevant to the discussion

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