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June 2003
The Closure "Scorecard"
by Cyril Penn
When it comes to corks and synthetic closures, it is often said that there's no perfect closure. Choosing which one to use is subjective and involves trade offs.Robert Mondavi vice president of global wine quality Patrick Mahaney has used a "scorecard" to structure the decision-making process. He came up with the concept a couple years ago after conducting some in-house tests of closure performance. "The scorecard is an attempt to quantify quality by accounting for all the performance aspects ty...
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