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Old 03-01-2006, 03:53 AM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Synthetic corks

Crhoff wrote:
Do the synthetic corks that are now being used by many wine manufacturers
seal bottles better the same or worse than real corks. I would think there
is less of an oxygen ingress.


Jury is still out... some reports say the synthetic corks better seal
for first couple of years. Some synthetics better than others.

Plastics do shrink over time, and their springiness is not retained as
well as natural cork.

YMMV again.