Making A Case

By Keith Stewart In Commentary

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5th May, 2007
The screwtop debate that has fizzed on among wine enthusiasts and professionals over the past few years has been lost on most wine drinkers. They just want their wine to taste good and be relatively easy to get at. But what if wine under screwcaps compromised your health, lowered sperm counts and was a factor in increasing breast cancer statistics? Winemakers have adopted screwcaps, and other technological replacements for natural cork, because of the nasty taste of TCA. This chemical compound - 2,4,6-trichloroanisole - is one of the results of an environment polluted with synthesised ...

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