from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of screw-top.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Aluminum screw-tops are more likely to be recycled than natural corks, and they prevent wines from going bad -- a fate that sends nearly 1 out of every 10 bottles down the drain.

    Simran Sethi: Life Cycle: Green Wine

  • The rational benefits of screw-tops are fairly unimportant if it detracts from the sensory experience, which IMO it does …

    The Perils of Fame - Freakonomics Blog -

  • I'm a big fan of Stelvin closures on wine bottles, also known as screw-tops.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The only downside to the Ziploc screw-tops is that they shouldn't be microwaved, but washing one extra dish is a small sacrifice. wozlig on April 15th 2010 at 3: 19pm view wozlig's

    The Kitchn

  • "Think about it," says Patinios, punching numbers on a calculator: 19,000 cases times 12 bottles makes 228,000 bottles, each of which needed containers manufactured, labels printed, screw-tops made.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The apologists who even pity the cretins in Gitmo need their bolts tightened and their cranial screw-tops re-aligned. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • If moving away from corks (which can be recycled) to screw-tops which cannot, and moving from glass to plastic (both of which can be recycled, but glass can be recycled indefinitely) did we really gain anything?


  • My rational self is more than aware that plastic bottles and screw-tops don't necessarily mean that a wine is poor quality, but it still bothers me a bit, especially when using it to entertain.

    Erin Cooks

  • Leave it to the LPGA to wreck what should have been a day in which nothing but rose pedals were tossed at her feet, not plastic testing beakers with screw-tops and clinical labels.

    Sports News :

  • She’d drunk wine from bottles with screw-tops, and she’d been a social smoker of cigarettes and an occasional smoker of pot.

    Fly Away Home


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.