View Full Version : wine bottle surprise

04-09-2014, 06:45 PM
Probably old news to you guys, but I'd never seen one before.

Got a bottle of Schloss Vollrads Riesling, removed the aluminum cap, and found a glass stopper. Obviously not for a corkscrew; had no idea how to remove it - tried twisting, unscrewing, etc. No luck. Then just decided to try to pull it directly out. Worked perfectly. There's a thin plastic collar around the stopper, which seems to work well. Slight "pop" first time I opened it. Anyway - news to me.


And ... the riesling is *excellent*!

04-09-2014, 07:13 PM
The more wine you drink, the harder it gets to remove the stopper. The good news is that you may not remember it.

Mickey Richaud
04-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Never seen one of those, either.

John Turney
04-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Yes, it's one of the replacements for cork, which can go bad. More class than a screw top.

04-09-2014, 07:55 PM
I find the last sentence more amazing than the "cork"

04-10-2014, 06:27 AM
To me, that defeats the old saying,"PUT A CORK IN IT!" :highly_amused: PJ

04-10-2014, 07:50 AM
"stop that!"

04-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Any white sweet wine is better secured with a non=breathable stopper. While we may not find them sexy, a screw top closure is the best option for Riesling and the like.

Red's on the other hand need to breath to finish. Hence the cork.

I have never seen a glass stoppper though. That's pretty cool.

04-10-2014, 02:52 PM
New to me too!

I'm not a Riesling fan (or really, any white wine) but we sometimes buy the lighter wines for guests. Now I'll be prepared!