Funny how things sometimes converge. I was talking about a review by Gary V of some prosecco and commenting how the bottle he tasted had a screw cap; something I had never seen on a bubbly before. Well I came across this press release for Riondo prosecco. In it they state they are ditching the familiar mushroom cork and going to all screw caps. Reason given seems to be that it will retain the bubbles longer for partially consumed bottles- sounds plausible but it’s not a problem I encounter regularly.
Now loyal readers will know this is one of the house proseccos in regular rotation at stately Fred Manor. It’s great stuff and an excellent value. I confess I will miss the romance of the pop of the cork though. As soon as I see some in Frederick I will give it a try and let you know.