from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cover to protect or conceal the head of a screw, or a cap or cover fitted with a screw.


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  • Based near Bordeaux, WIT is a recently founded firm that packages wine in screw-cap glass tubes containing 4, 5, 6 or 10 centiliters of wine to be sent out as gifts, samples or as "the business card you can drink."

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  • The Stelvin closure, or screw-cap, has been a very positive new development that has led to the elimination of "corked" wines.

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  • Also, one cannot say there won't be a certain percentage of "off" wines that have been closed with a screw-cap - mostly due to problems with reduction.

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  • At AT&T Park home of the San Francisco Giants, the wines are quite popular outselling similar products with screw-cap tops and wines poured by the glass.

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  • The horrible thing about screw-cap bottles of wine, says the website, is that they suck all the romance out of bottle opening.

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  • Word often used in the heated debate between cork and screw-cap camps, in which some argue that this complex reaction causes off smells (at least briefly) in wines closed with screw caps.

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  • It's even packaged using a Stelvin screw-cap closure, so you don't even have to worry about packing a corkscrew.

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  • Now that an increasing number of wine producers are going to screw-cap bottles, will a metal screw-cap work in lieu of the cork?

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  • Cypress is a line of six excellent screw-cap wines made by the respected J. Lohr winery ($10).


  • One of the first to explore this problem was Paul White, a journalist and wine expert in New Zealand, who has been on a crusade against the screw-cap revolution.

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