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Is it unusual to open a wine that does not have a cork?

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Is it unusual to open a wine that does not have a cork?

cooknKate | Jul 15, 2006 08:18 PM

I opened a Marlborough Sileni 2005 Sauvignon Blanc last night that did not have a cork in it. I was mildly surprised, and unsure if this is normal as I am not a huge connoiseur of wine. I know that there is a swing towards synthetic corks, screw tops and other newer forms of capping off the bottles, but has anyone else seen this? The wine was fine, quite good in fact, and I was not in a position to return to the store with it, nor did I think the slacker behind the counter at the liquor store would have had any answers to my inquiry.

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