March 29, 2006

Alsace under Screwcap

By Andrew Barrow In Articles
That bastion of tradition, Alsace, is to have its first range of wines bottled under screwcap. Oh, hold on… it is not the first wine under screw cap but the first Grand Cru wines. Less of a story really. This from Wine International which I thought had closed or been rebranded or something.


Wine International

“Blanck, who has been selling lower tier wines under screw cap since 2001, will sell the 2005 vintage of his Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru without cork closures in the UK, the US, Australia and other markets, ‘though probably not yet in France, because the French are not as open minded about this as they should be,’ he said.”

2 Comments
  1. Alex March 31, 2006

    “because the French are not as open minded about this as they should be” – interesting comment … I’m an Australian in the UK and, over the last 5 years have been quite amazed by relatively wine savvy people who have looked quite aghast at the idea of wine under a stelvin cap …
    Then I talked to a small wine retailer about it and he said that that kind of snobbery was still quite prevalent in the UK.
    Which is OK as it’s more Aussie riesling for the rest of us! :)

  2. Andrew March 31, 2006

    Personally I dont have any problem with screwcapped wines; I think there is a place for both the cork and new closures.
    Glad you left a comment Alex, will add your blog to the UK list over on spittoonextra.

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