So, last week sometime I went over to the Sugarhouse wine store and, among the shopping cart contents was a bottle of red wine. It was a California Shiraz, not the typical varietal for California. It also had a screw top, and I thought I'd give it a try. Bad choice in general. I don't know if it was the screwtop, the varietal, the fact that the brand was "Virgin", or the fact that I was on a three-day bout of nuclear-fusion-gone-horribly-wrong heartburn. But I didn't like it. Maybe I'll have to try a screw top bottle of some more traditional regional wine.
Interestingly, it was the Australian wine-makers that first experimented with the screw tops (and Australia is the TYPICAL place to find a good Shiraz/Sirah, as opposed to California.) Any of y'alls had screw-top wine experiences??? Just wondering.