An Interesting Take on Plastic Corks.

Cork of the Plastic VarietyI read this quote recently from Aldo Sohm, Sommelier at Le Bernardin and thought you might find it interesting:
“A winemaker I know once did a test to see how plastic corks affect a wines flavor. He filled empty wine bottles with water, put plastic corks in them and stored them in the cellar. After 6 months, certain bottles tasted like a Barbie doll – and those were the best ones!”


  • March 11, 2011

    Sediment blog

    We’ve tasted at least one wine which tasted like a plastic doll:

    When they said it was a Barbie wine, we thought they meant it was ideal for barbeques…

  • March 15, 2011

    Kris Chislett

    Thanks as always guys!
    Read your article and love this —> “But at least I finally understand the notion of a Barbie wine. It’s like its namesake: malproportioned, badly balanced and tastes of plastic.”

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