Food & Drink

Why Screw Caps are the Preferred Choice for Wine Quality

Food & Drink

For many wine lovers, the mystique of the corks is still quite powerful. Many associate corked wine with premium quality and top brands. But the situation is changing rapidly, partly due to the growing consumer awareness on the phenomenon of cork tainting, which interferes with the taste and the odor of the wine, giving it a musty smell. In the recent years, you are more likely to find wine bottles with a wine screw cap rather than the good old cork. Innovation in wine packaging, along with the adoption of screw caps by some of the top wine producers in Australia and the world has convinced consumers that these stoppering devices are just as good or even better than corks.

The wine screw cap is no longer associated with cheap wines. In many premium wine selections that are currently available in stores, they have replaced corks as the preferred wine bottle stoppering option. The world’s best wineries now adopt the screw caps and they are slowly becoming an industry standard when it comes to wine closures.

In the wine industry, there are three main options of sealing wine bottles. These include the following:

·         The use of natural corks

·         The use of synthetic corks

·         The use of wine screw caps

Screw caps are increasingly gaining a foothold in the wine industry due to a number of advantages that they offer wine producers. The most obvious advantage is that the materials used in screw caps are generally neutral. Screw caps will not impart any flavor on the wine as they are 100% inert. However long you store you wine, you do not have to worry about any form of tainting of your wine. This is in stark contrast to corks which can impart lots of flavors on the wine which in the end will ruin the quality of the wine.

In fact, one of the central reasons why many vintners are increasingly embracing  screw caps is due to the now infamous cork issues such as the “cork tainting” where the wine is contaminated by trichloroanisole or TCA. This chemical is created when the mold on the cork interacts with the chemicals which have been used in the sterilization of the cork. If the wine has been TCA-affected, it will be characterized by musty or “earthy” odors along with flavors which are not so pleasant. Cork-tainting is so commonplace that it affects up to 10% of  cork-sealed wines. To illustrate this more clearly, one bottle in every case is generally affected by cork-tainting and this can spoil your reputation for quality with your end users.

Wine screw caps are also advantageous in the way they provide 100% impermeable seals for your wines bottles. When you purchase good quality screw caps which are also properly applied, the stopper will form an air tight seal which prevents the diffusion of oxygen into the sealed wine bottle. This will practically prevent the oxidation and the spoilage of the wine. Natural and synthetic corks cannot guarantee such a high degree of reliability in preventing oxygen from getting into the wine bottle.

Screw caps are also increasingly inspiring consumer trust. Consumers feel 100% confident that the wine is safe and in premium condition in spite of the fact that it may not look as “classic” or “sexy”. For the vintner, using wine screw caps guarantees that there will be less variation in the quality of the wines and you can look forward to uniformity of the wine during the cellaring or when it is ageing. The last advantage is that the screw caps are quite user-friendly and you can, therefore, afford to open them without much fuss.

Hotels that provide you food with unique taste and aroma

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Many people and more so the tourists are of the opinion that it is always fun to dine in Bangkok. This is because, the hotels and restaurants in Bangkok are the places where you can find speciality cuisine from almost every continent of the globe. There are hotels serving specialties from Europe, India, China, Italy and France and so on. In the midst of these hotels, there are few speciality hotels that offer something unique or some fine dining in Bangkok. Naturally, you would be missing a lot if you do not dine in such specialty hotels.

 Unique blend of taste:

What makes these hotels unique is an exclusive blend or what is popularly called as ‘exquisite culinary’ blend. Some of these are French restaurants, but the dishes here offer a wonderful blend of Dutch taste. At the same time, these restaurants are known for giving due importance to every detail. The Chefs and other staff of the hotels ensure nothing is missed in the intervening period of preparation of the dish to the time it is served to the guests. They ensure everything is meticulously planned and executed. Naturally, it would be a fine dining in Bangkok and particularly in such hotels.

The other salient features of such exclusive hotels in Bangkok are briefly explained here:

  • The restaurants are in the business for many years. With their commitment to quality, these restaurants have gained popularity not only among the people of Bangkok but also among the tourists. The restaurants have chefs who have enormous experience in preparing various types of continental specialties. The hotels ensure that superior quality raw materials are used in the preparation of the food. Further, the hotels also ensure that food is prepared and served in perfect hygienic conditions.
  • Some of these hotels boast of serving some of the celebrities and popular personalities. The food served in these hotels has gained popularity because of its mouthwatering taste and pleasant aroma. The restaurants have on their menu card choice of dishes classified into starters, main dishes and desserts. The list of food on the menu card is exclusively prepared to meet the requirements of various sections of guests visiting the restaurants.
  • Some of the hotels have exclusive packages with choicest combination of different types of dishes. That would be a wonderful opportunity to taste varieties of food to make it a fine dining in Bangkok. For example, you get a choice of a four-course meal which has a combination of certain identified food. Similarly there are six course meals, eight course meals and so on.
  • If you are holding a party in these hotels, then the food would be customized to your specific need. In some cases, these restaurants offer discounts on selected food items. That would be a wonderful opportunity to save a considerable amount of money.

Reserve your table online:

You can book your table either by calling the hotel, or you can even book online. During festival season or during certain identified times, the hotels offer discount on food. Naturally, you would be saving considerable amount of money. When you visit Bangkok, visit these exclusive hotels to enjoy the mouthwatering dishes.