I enjoy reading different wine magazines as it helps me to stay up to date with the wine world as well as finding topics to blog about. Part of that collection of regular reading materials is certainly the Wine Spectator.
While I might disagree at times with their ratings, they have great articles and people like Matt Kramer really can stir the pot and. Anyways, last week I read the article about less cork taint from James Laube and the content of that article made me very happy.
Based on his report in 2011, out of roughly 3,100 bottles of California wine topped with cork (another 269 were topped with twist-offs), the percentage of "corked" wines dropped to 3.8 from 4.8 in 2010—making it the best year since we started tracking this.
In 2009, nearly 7 percent of the wines were corked, and in 2007, it was 9.5 percent.
Based on that, it seems true that with the right focus on a quality cork, this old proven wine bottle closure remains in the race! And rightfully so!
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