Okay, okay, I’ll admit it. At first I was intimidated. I’m Tom Simoneau with today’s wine minute here to say for years I’ve been saying a screw cap is a better closure for wine than cork. So when I heard a group in New Zealand was bottling all their Sauvignon Blanc in screw top bottles, I marched to the store and brought one home. That bottle sat in the fridge for a week. Every time I looked at the bottle I saw a big black top that looked like foil. I wasn’t quite sure how to open it. Where do I twist? One hand or two? Finally, I took a deep breath, and… I just opened it, one easy twist. Now, I’m a pro! After just one try,
I’m ready, bring ‘em on, red, white, foreign, or domestic! I can hold my head high; I am no longer intimidated. Trust me. Just one twist and I guarantee you’ll be a convert. Then, all we’ll have to do is wait until the rest of the wine business sees the light.