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January 2008
Insight & Opinion: Screw Cap Closures: Reductio Ad Sulfatum?
How Randall Grahm came to forego corks in favor of screw caps.
by Randall Grahm, Winemaker and President-for-Life, Bonny Doon Vineyard
Editor's Note: The following is Randall Grahm's prepared remarks which were delivered during "The Great Closure Debate" held at COPIA during October 2007 and moderated by George M. Taber, author of the new book, To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle. I have been asked to talk about my experiences with wine closures and how I have come to forego corks in favor of screw caps. To paraphrase Tolstoy, every happy winemaker is alike; every unhappy one...
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