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Discover the performances of Nomacorc closures with Master Classes conducted by Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, at Vinexpo 2017

Posted on June 01, 2017

 Nîmes, France (June 1, 2017)—Nomacorc and Tasted 100% Blind have announced that they will organize four outstanding Master Classes with Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, during Vinexpo 2017.

Every day at Vinexpo at the Tasted 100% Blind booth, Andreas Larsson will be special tasting presenting the same wine but protected with different closures, encouraging guests to “Taste the Difference.”

The idea is to taste the same wine—bottled on the same date and under the same conditions—using three types of Nomacorc Select Green wine closures, each with different oxygen permeability. The goal of these experiments is not to prove that one closure tops another, but to underline the importance of the closure. This little piece of the wine package often gets overlooked. A small change in a wine closure’s oxygen ingress can have a big impact on taste.

“The main message of the Taste the Difference is to show the proof in the glass,” said Stéphane Vidal, Vice President Enology & Wine Quality Solutions at Nomacorc | Vinventions. “We can tell nice stories about the impact of the closures on the wine, but at the end of the day, for the consumer what really counts is the wine in the glass.”

You don’t have to wait a long time before to see the differences, either. “Typically, with white wines, after three months the tasters can already see differences,” said Dr. Vidal. Even people who have never heard of oxygen transfer rate, or OTR, can tell there are differences between the wines.

In the tasting trials during the Master Classes, wines will be poured blind just as Andreas Larsson is doing for his other tastings. However, the focus is not on the wine itself or on the grape varieties—the participants will be asked first to describe differences between the wines and then to choose their preference.

Andreas Larsson first experienced the Taste the Difference concept during a private tasting at the Wine Quality Solutions Laboratory located near Nîmes.

Information Session:
June 18, 19, 20 and 21
Hall 1 CD Booth 339
From 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

To register for one of the Vinexpo Master Classes with Andreas Larsson, click here

“I was really surprised when I did my first Taste the Difference,” says Andreas Larsson. “I was really impressed by the differences I could taste between the three glasses. It seems to be three different wines. Then, the winemaker has to choose his preference in function of the purpose he wants to give to his wines: shelf life, aromas, flavors…” At Vinexpo, Nomacorc will also display the New Green Line, a new category of closures with unparalleled standards in performance, design and sustainability.

The wines that will be poured during the Master Classes are closed with Select Green closures. Designed to be the best closure solution for age-worthy premium wines, Select Green is made using renewable, plant-based materials derived from sugarcane. Select Green uses Nomacorc’s proprietary PlantCorc™ technology to provide a sustainable closure with superior performance and consistent oxygen control while minimizing the environmental impact by preventing spoilage and waste from wine faults. Select Green closures exist in three different permeability levels: Select Green 100, 300, and 500.

The Master Classes with Andreas Larsson will take place on June 18, 19, 20, and 21, from 2:30-3:30 pm at the Tasted 100% Blind Vinexpo booth located at Hall 1 CD Booth 339. To register for one of the sessions and for more information on Nomacorc and Tasted 100% Blind click on the link above.

About Nomacorc

In January 2015, Nomacorc became member of Vinventions, a global supplier of complete wine closure solutions to the still and sparkling wine industries. Nomacorc is the closure of choice for premium still wines in many countries including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United States, Argentina and China. Dedicated to technological innovation, Nomacorc manufactures its products using patented co-extrusion and finishing processes. As a result, Nomacorc closures deliver predictable and specific oxygen ingress, while the soft-feel skin provides smooth extractions, reinsertions and trouble-free bottling line performance. Nomacorc’s latest innovations, Select® Green, Classic Green, Smart Green, Zest Premium™, and Nomacorc Reserva™, are zero- and low-carbon footprint closures for still and sparkling wines made from plant-based polymers, produced using renewable energy and are 100 percent recyclable. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, and Argentina, Nomacorc produces more than two billion closures annually. Working with wine research institutes worldwide, the company leads the wine closure industry in fundamental and applied research into oxygen management and wine preservation.

About Tasted 100 % Blind

Tasted 100% Blind has become leaders in video making for the world wine industry. The 6,000 BLIND TASTED videos they have done since May 2015 for winemakers all around the globe is a steadily growing number that firmly recommends them. You can have a look here for samples of the videos they are making with hard work, full dedication and a great team.The absolute objectivity of blind tasting allows the taster to focus exclusively on his senses, without preconceptions about the wine clouding judgement. They treat all wines and spirits in equal conditions: all are tasted by Andreas Larsson in optimal conditions. They can thus guarantee that all tasting results are perfectly objective and trustworthy. The most affordable and the most expensive wines benefit from the exact same treatment during transport, storage and service. This way, the tasting results are perfectly comparable and can be as qualified feedback for wines.

TASTED 100% BLIND is the greatest platform of wine exhibition and promotion right at the heart of Vinexpo. This is the only stand gaining from the permanent presence of Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World, who will animate several master classes.

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