On your next visit to Greenvale, don’t be surprised if you hear someone say, “Hey, I like your new top!” Now, it’s nothing against what you’ll be wearing, but they’ll be talking to us, as we introduce new screwtops for some of your old favorites!
Long gone are the days of thinking that screwtop wine was reserved for those who were a screw loose, or a buck short. Sure, there’s something to be said for tradition, and we’ve been corking your favorites for the past 10 years. Though we’re well aware of the Red Sox vs. Yankees caliber rivalry that is “Cork vs. Screwtop” these days, Greenvale proudly announces that we’re not taking sides. We’re fans of quality wine, and the new Stelvin screwtops with saranex liners on your 2011 Skipping Stone and Vidal wines will ensure just that!
Introducing these new tops eliminates the possibility of mold, better preserves your vino and breaks screwtop stereotypes that have gone on far too long. “One major myth is that screwtops are only found on cheap wines, but that isn’t the case,” says Owner Nancy Parker Wilson. In reality, many of the finest wines are sealed in plastic after bottling. This eliminates the possibility for the chemical trichloroanisole (TCA) that may leak from corks and spoil the wine. Screwtops are also great for quality control, offering consistency, optimum freshness and flavor. Bonus: no corkscrew necessary…just pop it in your picnic basket and head out!
Many world-renowned wineries and connoisseurs are on the screwtop train, so we are in good company. According to Lance Cutler of Wine Business Monthly, ““Saranex liners are slightly permeable to oxygen and allow slow, steady development while maintaining fruitiness.” Our own winemaker, Richard Carmichael says screwtops will keep the wines fresher, longer and have a definite place in the industry. Come by, and check out our exciting cork to cap conversion for yourself!
We bottled our 2011 Vidal Blanc last week. Click here to see the bottling photos.