Silver Oak Cellars
Silver Oak Cellars; one of the greenest wineries in California, will lead a discussion and tasting on the significance and effects of cork on wine. Wine closures, stoppers and corks are used to seal and stop the oxidation process. Over the past 30 years, some winemakers have shifted away from cork in favor of a variety of materials including the screw top and synthetic corks. Some argue the cork closure is an esoteric tradition, and that doing away with it altogether avoids the difficulty associated with opening the bottle. However, the unique cellular structure of cork is an integral part in the aging process.
March 21, 2020 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
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