Type of top - Natural Cork - Synthetic Cork - Screw Top: Don’t get too excited here please. Yes natural cork is the most popular and most traditional way to seal the bottle of wine. With that said it is by no means the only way to seal the bottle. Synthetic cork is an excellent way to seal the wine bottle. It looks just like a traditional cork bottle and opens the same too, you even get that nice “pop” when it comes out of the bottle. The other way to seal the bottle is with a screw top. We have seen too many people get way too emotional over this. Rest assured that the screw top is not an indicator of the quality of wine in the bottle. There are many excellent wines that are sealed with a screw top and you do not want to pass them by just because of the type of cap on the bottle.
One final word, if you have that friend that just insist that no “serious” wine would use any type of top except cork remind them of three little letters TCA or the dreaded “corked wine”. TCA or chemically known as 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, is the fungus-produced compound that grows in natural cork fiber and has been the demise of way too many bottles of wine. It only happens in natural cork!