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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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corks, wine bottle stoppers, without which the appreciation of fine wine, and in particular bottle ageing, might never have evolved. Cork’s unique combination of qualities have made it by far the most popular stopper for wine, but in the late 20th century the science of wine production bounded ahead of the science of cork production, to the detriment of relations between the two industries (see corked wine).

  1. Taber, G., To Cork or Not to Cork, (New York, 2007).