BECOME A MEMBER

Thousands of wines at your fingertips

Search database of wine reviews
Read about wines BEFORE they hit the stores
Match wines with foods

FREE MEMBERSHIP



GET TONY'S NEW EBOOK


TONY'S NOVELS
A gift for the literate wine-lover in your life – who may be you. Tony's murder mystery novels, set in the world of wine, are now available at a discount – autographed.

Find out more...

TUNE IN TO TONY
Listen to Tony

Listen to Tony talk about wine on 680 NEWS radio on Fridays at 10:48 am, on Saturdays at 2:48 am and 9:48 am, and on Sundays at 12:48 am and 1:48 pm.
Tony Aspler
Wine Reviews
Food & Wine Match
Personal Wine Cellar
Pocket Wine Cellar
Articles
Gourmet Recipes
Cocktails
Wine Primer
Links
More Tony Aspler
Tony's Books Tony's Books
Ontario Wine Awards
About Us About Us
Contact
Advertise

MEMBER LOGIN
E-mail Address or
Username
Password
 
Forget Password?
 

FREE MEMBERSHIP

POPULAR ARTICLES
All about sparkling wine Port wine 101 Pairing food and wine Pairing wine and cheese What wine to serve with chocolate Why we like to visit wine country A wine tour of Italy Germany and German wines Wine touring France: Cognac and Bordeaux Wine touring France: Burgundy A tour of California wine country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TONY'S BLOG

More Tony's Blog  

Tips for Dealing with Screwcaps (October 28, 2004)

More and more wineries are bottling their products under screwcaps to avoid cork taint or wines that oxidize quickly because of flawed corks. The question for sommeliers – and home users – is how to open them efficiently. The trick is to ensure that all the perforated edges are snapped through. There are two ways you can do this.

  1. Hold the bottle firmly and give the cap a swift half-turn clockwise – as if you're tightening it – and then immediately a half-turn counter-clockwise.
  2. The way sommeliers are being trained in restaurants: Hold the bottle so that the label is presented to the customer. Grip the cap above the perforation. Hold tight and with your other hand give the bottle a sharp clockwise twist. The bottle moves but not the cap; it's the same way you should open a bottle of champagne so you don't lose any wine.

 

 

 

More Tony's Blog  
 
ALL MATERIAL © TONY ASPLER   WEBSITE BY MEDIRESOURCE INC.
PRIVACY POLICY