Ask Wine Wizard
Maria Stange — Novato, California asks,
I notice these days that more and more wines on the shelves have “screw cap” metal closures instead of the more traditional cork. In this magazine I notice that you almost always talk about corks. I know some of your own wines are bottled under screw caps (I’ve had Garnet Vineyards and Layer Cake wines). Can you tell us why you make that choice, how do you think the consumer perceives screw caps? Are they still considered cheap? If you make the screwcap choice for your own wines why do you still write so much about corks here?