Had another corked wine. I say ‘another’, but actually, it’s the first in ages. I wonder whether it’s getting rarer? Or maybe, it’s because many wines I drink are sealed with alternative closures or treated technical corks such as Diam?
Once again, this corked wine has some large, deep lenticels on the wine-facing end. I’ve wondered [...]
Just posted an illustrated guide to how cork is made, on the main wineanorak site - here. It’s a very attractive substance. Such a shame about the existence of cork taint, and also the fact that cork isn’t totally consistent. But when it’s good, it can help wines age magnificently.
In neck closures – natural cork, technical [...]
I had a meeting this morning at Clarence House, the home of the Prince of Wales, so afterwards I wandered down to take a peek at the ‘Start’ Garden Party to Make a Difference, which is being held over the next few days here (see the website for more details).
The idea of Start is to [...]