May 22nd, 2008, 08:41 AM #21
Picked up a bottle of X's Cab, will try tonight and report back tomorrow.
May 22nd, 2008, 09:23 AM #22
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
it isn't really just opinion. Kat and i went tasting in Temecula a couple of months back, and the proprietor of the Briar Rose Winery was explaining the new and rapidly growing trend of using screw caps and synthetic corks and stuff due to more and more instances of cork taint from TCA and the fungus that produces it in the trees they use because of pesticides and stuff.
he went on to say the he isn't the biggest fan of synthetic enclosures and uses wax on some of his higher-end, more expensive stuff because the synthetic enclosures also allow for taint due to reduced oxygen.
none of this explains the issue of safety upon import/export though.
i think it's pretty safe to say the many new world wines and "drink now" type vino are perfectly acceptable from a screw cap... hell some of the finest and most expensive Sake in the world comes like a bottle of San Pellegrino
May 22nd, 2008, 11:58 AM #23
My father in law gave me a 100 plus bottle of soju that comes just like that.
Originally Posted by gescom
May 22nd, 2008, 12:01 PM #24
Did he buy it in the states Hip?
*Having flashbacks of Korea*
May 22nd, 2008, 01:11 PM #25
May 22nd, 2008, 01:22 PM #26
No he brought it from Japan.
May 23rd, 2008, 06:52 PM #27
Tried the Xs Cabernet. My opinion: average. The Red Flyer drinks much better for the price.