Friday, March 16, 2007

Um... What Is THIS?

So I am a wine tester... I have a handful of wines that I buy regularly, but I pad that list with wines that I've never tried before, just to keep things interesting. So I opened a new bottle of wine last night (it's at Joe's, or I'd tell you the winery), and I see THIS! What is this? I've seen natural corks, rubber corks, and screw tops... but a glass plug?

Is this some new trend in bottling?

Glass plug in the bottle. (It has a rubber seal on it.)

Me holding said plug.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Any Given Tuesday said...

I've never seen one of those either! And I drink a ton of wine.

March 16, 2007 7:54 AM  
Anonymous jill said...

interesting. R and I went on a few winery tours while in Northern Cali and they mentioned something about cork trees becoming an endangered "species." i guess they're looking to other alternatives...

March 16, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger jwer said...

What wine was it? That's pretty cool.

March 16, 2007 9:54 AM  
Blogger tfg said...

That sure beats the hell out of saran wrap.

March 16, 2007 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ask Joey to take you on a wine tasting weekend, he likes to do that stuff I am sure he has told you that already.
We have great wineries here on Long Island (hint, hint)
~Annie

March 16, 2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger Cham said...

According to an article in this month's Baltimore Style, wine bottles are very last year, boxed wine is the new black.

March 16, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger NPR Junky said...

I'm with Cham, C. Boxed wine is so in these days because it's much less breakable for those of us that are clumsier than the rest of society.

March 16, 2007 8:23 PM  
Blogger Missy B said...

I guess that is better than the "Twist Off Initiative" or something like that. It was on one of the many, many wines I tasted at the Food and Wine festival. That may also be the reason I can't remember the real name of the initiative.

March 16, 2007 11:39 PM  
Blogger Charissa said...

The wine is a Gruner Veltliner... I don't know the winery for sure. But I found the manufacturer of the glass cork: http://www.vinolok-placer.com/aktuelles/ausgabe_artikel_eng.php?News_ID=7.

March 17, 2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Actually, I read that a lot of upscale wineries are going back to twist-off caps because corks are becoming scarce. Kind of ruins the whole experience, but what can you do?

March 18, 2007 9:42 PM  

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