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To cork or not to cork : tradition, romance, science, and the battle for the wine bottle

Author: George M Taber
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the controversy about corking and wine-bottle sealing that has spawned a heated debate throughout the oenological community, tracing the history of the cork while evaluating the merits and shortcomings of other seal contenders.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George M Taber
ISBN: 0743299345 9780743299343 9780743299350 0743299353
OCLC Number: 153578757
Description: vii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Nature's Nearly Perfect Product 5 --
Chapter 2 The Making of a Cork 17 --
Chapter 3 Science in the Service of Wine 27 --
Chapter 4 The Long Search for an Alternative 37 --
Chapter 5 A Disastrous Decade for Portuguese Cork 53 --
Chapter 6 The Rise of Australia 61 --
Chapter 7 The French Cover-Up 71 --
Chapter 8 Supreme Corq Breaks the Monopoly 81 --
Chapter 9 From Perfect Cork to Perfect Disaster 99 --
Chapter 10 A New Generation at Amorim Makes Big Changes 109 --
Chapter 11 California Looks for a High-Tech Solution 119 --
Chapter 12 Australia Blazes New Paths 127 --
Chapter 13 PlumpJack Makes a Bold Gamble 141 --
Chapter 14 New Zealand's Rebels with a Cause 145 --
Chapter 15 Funeral for the Cork 157 --
Chapter 16 Back to the Future with a Glass Solution 165 --
Chapter 17 The Bottle That Wears a Crown 175 --
Chapter 18 Trouble in the Cellar at Hanzell 181 --
Chapter 19 The Problem of Reduction 195 --
Chapter 20 France Remains Hesitant 209 --
Chapter 21 American Experiments with Closures 221 --
Chapter 22 On the American Front Lines 235 --
Chapter 23 The Penfolds Recorking Clinic 243 --
Chapter 24 Battle for the Wine Bottle 249.
Responsibility: George M. Taber.
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Explores the controversy about corking and wine-bottle sealing that has spawned a heated debate throughout the oenological community, tracing the history of the cork while evaluating the merits and shortcomings of other seal contenders.

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