#102: Alternative Wine Closures Issue

  • Special Report: The Move To Screw Caps & Alternative Closures.
  • Operation Profile:  Southern Restaurant Wine Bar
  • New Master Sommeliers
  • 141 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #102, published in July/Aug 2004. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Featured in This Issue

Special Report

The Move To Screw Caps & Alternative Closures. A revolution is in progress: cork stoppers no longer have a monopoly on the closures market for fine wines produced around the world. We answer these questions (among others): Exactly what is behind the move to cork alternatives? What alternatives are most popular? Will corks soon be replaced by other closures? Are screw cap closures suitable for all types of table wines?

Also: How To Introduce Screw-Capped Wines To Your Customers. We discuss several way of breaking the good news about screw caps to your customers.

Operation Profile

At this Southern restaurant and wine bar, wine accounts for more than 50% of total sales. With more than 175 wines by the glass and several flights to boot, it has made itself a major wine destination in this major city.

New Master Sommeliers

Three new Master Sommeliers active in the hospitality industry in the USA.

Wine Recommendations

141 wines recommended, including several outstanding California and Oregon Chardonnays; top 2001 Cabernet Sauvignons; excellent new release Merlots; exceptional Syrahs, Zinfandels, and Pinot Noirs. Also: several great values from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain. And our first reviews of Germany’s 2003 Rieslings.