Cork is made of oak bark of natural objects, excellent elasticity and resilience, is compressed into the bottle can be completely sealed. Small gaps in the oak material allow a small amount of air to enter the bottle. Do not underestimate this slow, subtle oxidation process, which is to ensure that the quality of the wine bottle in the stable and gradually become mellow, aromatic the main reason. However, the elasticity of the cork will decrease as it shrinks, which is why the wine must be laid horizontally to allow the cork to wet to preserve the wine. Now, there are artificial cork fragments made of compressed natural cork to replace, but in general, the high price of wine is mostly used natural cork. Because cork longevity in about 30 years, so you can save the wine older. Cork, but for a bottle of wine quality is good or bad it has played a key role.
The longer the cork, the better the wine
Long plugs tend to grow one-quarter longer than conventional plugs. The stopper is usually a good wine, but also the whole wood cork, this wine has at least five years of aging potential, if you drink in advance is necessary to sober up.
The whole corked wine slowly put the corked wine quickly drink
In general, if a bottle of wine uses whole wood as a cork, it should be a little bit of quality because the whole cork has very small pores and a good amount of wine matures in the bottle or requires a small amount of oxygen The micro-breathable cork helps the wine breathe. If it is broken cork combined cork, usually an ordinary wine, bought as soon as possible after drinking