Wine bottles withÂ screwcaps are hereÂ to stay, but the debateÂ continues about which isÂ better screwcap or cork?
Screwcaps eliminate theÂ risk of cork taint andÂ make opening a bottleÂ of wine so much easier. However, screwcaps are notÂ appropriate for all wines. IÂ like serious red wines thatÂ are produced for ageing to be under cork. Corks preventÂ reduction (the opposite ofÂ oxidation) when you open the bottle. Screwcaps are best with aromatic whiteÂ wines, rosÃ©s and reds madeÂ for early drinking.
Wines to drinkÂ
Fratelliâ€™s Vitae seriesÂ (Rs 1,600) and the masterÂ selection, M|S White andÂ M|S Red (Rs 1,170). FratelliÂ Sangiovese Bianco (Rs 880)Â and Fratelli Sangiovese redÂ (Rs 930).
Grover Zampaâ€™s Art collection winesÂ (Rs 710).
Among international wines, Torres de Toro isÂ a robust red made fromÂ Garnacha and CariÃ±enaÂ grapes (Rs 1,860) andÂ Tarapacaâ€™s Chardonnay is anÂ easy-drinking white (Rs1,600).