L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1676 times:
Caught this story on the news tonight.....it apparently actually introduced last year but is just now getting to the point of mass marketing.
Well I might be overgeneralizing at the expensive of the national psyche of the French, but I think it is safe to say that they are very serious about their wines, and their wine should come it a bottle!
For years now we have had boxed wines in the states.
But now a new question faces the world, will the French drink wine in a can?
The good folks at Gowrie Mountain Estate winery, have started to can their wines. That is right, you can now get wine in a can.
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
Washington state is second only to California as far as wine production is concerned in the US. I was visiting a winery, and they were saying up to 5% of a production run can be ruined due to corks going bad.
Imagine saving a very expensive bottle, opening years later on a special occasion and pouring vinegar. If a screw top will save that, I say screw the cork!
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
You can get wine in just about any container you care to name in France. Bottles, screwcap bottles, plastic bottles with foil caps, boxes. Believe me, the vin tres ordinaire has to be sealed with foil, because it dissolves cork !
You can also buy Californian, Chilean, German, Italian, Spanish, South African, Australian and New Zealand wine at my local Carrefour. I think by and large the French have got over their desperate chauvinism about wine.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
This reminds me of a time when I tried this Bordeaux imported from France. I wish I remembered the name of it because it was probably the best wine I've ever tried, follwed by this California Merlot called Indigo Hills.
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