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Old 03-01-2006, 02:57 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Synthetic corks

Very interesting. Where they expensive? Does anyone know of an internet
wine site that sells them?

"Ian Anderson" wrote in message
Have a look at this site, out of interest. The site contains some
interesting comparitive oxygen permiability test results between cork,
zork and stelvin closures. I believe the product is becoming available in

No, I do not work for them. I purchased a small quantity (160) to try on
my last wine as I too am becoming disenchanted with cork. I pushed them
on by hand, having made sure my bottles met the required spec.

The conventional synthetic corks available is Australia are damaged by
the 4 compression blocks in the corker (Italian origin) and so they leak,
stelvin is for the big boys and so the choices are not great.


On Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:25:53 -0500, 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
is less of an oxygen ingress.