Corks have been the preferred choice for closing wine since the beginning of modern Europe in the 1400’s. However, over the past 15 years Screw Caps have become the closure of choice by more and more wineries. By far the biggest reason is the avoidance of Cork Taint, a nasty chemical known as Trichloroanisole, present in about 5% (or more) of wines closed with corks. Cork Taint can ruin the product, making it smell like wet newspapers and taste very nasty.
This Saturday’s tasting includes five wines with Screw Caps, all awarded 90 points or more by professional wine reviewers. We promise none of the wines will be ‘corked.’ Please join us!
For just 25 cents per taste:
2015 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc $11.99, 90 Points James Suckling
2015 Crios Malbec $10.99, 90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Dr. Angove Red Blend $9.99, 92 Points Tasting Panel
2016 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz $19.99, 95 Points James Suckling
And this week’s WOW! Wine of the Week, $1.00 per taste:
2014 Crossbarn Pinot Noir $29.99, 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
All Kirbie’s wine tastings include: Real glass tasting glasses, tasting notes and tech sheets, light appetizers, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses, Rolos, and Great Music. We always have fun and are never intimidating!
And Kirbie’s Double Dip Discount is still going strong! Purchase just six bottles (mix or match) and receive a 10% discount on your wine purchase. In addition, you will receive a Kirbie’s Store Credit for the amount of your wine discount. Example: You purchase $100 worth of wine. You get a discount of $10 on your wine and also get a $10 Store Credit. A Double Dip! The store credit must be used the same day as your wine purchase and cannot be used for any alcohol.