I’m not a wine snob. Really. Although I’ve learned that expensive wine usually tastes better than the cheap stuff.
But when wineries began replacing corks with screwtops, I was a little concerned. Wasn’t the cork an integral (and sometimes frustrating) part of the experience?
I got over it. I like the ease of opening a bottle now. No more screwing with the corkscrew.
Well, now there’s another development that has me whining. An Argentinean company is ditching the bottle completely and putting their Iron Wine in 8- and 12-ounce cans. Like Budweiser. Or Diet Coke.
The company says the new packaging is more convenient. You don’t even need a glass.
Excuse me, but I don’t want my fine wine to be THAT convenient. Swigging from a can seems just wrong.
However, I have an open mind. If said-company wants to send me a sample I’d be happy to pop the top. In the name of research, of course.
Susan Simpson, Staff Writer