Aluminum Has Found Its Way in Preserving Your Favorite Bottle of Wine

Wine has gainedits presence in almost every part of the world. Initially,during the 17th and 18th-century wine bottles were sealed with a cork. Later, a little bit of aluminum found its way in preserving your favorite bottle of wine by becoming an alternative method of closure.

Aluminum screw caps have been around since the late 1950s but they were originally intended for use for economy (cheap) wines. Later, countries like Australia and New Zealand started to use them extensively for all kinds of wines including the costly ones too. In the year 2001, the Screw Cap Initiative was started in New Zealand where top winemakers in the country started sealing their bottles with aluminum caps. This initiative garnered a huge favor in Australia too. As a result, the aluminum caps started gaining momentum rapidly.

Moreover, the fact that aluminum caps are 100% recyclable, helped winemakers think about it more differently. Later, Washington State University's Viticulture and Enology scientists claimed that they would prefer wine bottle closures to be made of aluminum screw-caps rather than corks any day.

Today, thanks to aluminum, more and more winemakers are shifting their bottle closures to aluminum caps. As per research, a lot of winemakers these days prefer aluminum screw caps for wines because of its ability to retain the wine’s crispness and preservation over time. In fact, in New Zealand corks are nearly unheard of, and in Australia, screw-caps dominate the market.


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