Prosecco & Screw Caps

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.



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2 responses to “Prosecco & Screw Caps

  1. Becca

    I’m a big fan of champagne stoppers (like this one:; they make it easier to open a bottle without a commitment to finishing it that evening (although that has been known to happen too…)

  2. fredfood

    Yes- we have one similar to that. We’ve found that it doesn’t work perfectly on every bottle- it depends where the rib around the neck is, but where it does fit it will keep things bubbly for 2-3 days in the fridge. Good stocking stuffer idea as well.

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