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More Cork Blasphemy: Maestro Champagne Bottle Closure (The Cul-de-Sac of Corks)
Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Ain't no love lost between my lips and a champagne bottle but with this bit of news there is cause for alarm.
.....this week came news that a new kind of champagne stopper has been
unveiled in Paris. The Maestro cap, which we must note sounds
disturbingly like some kind of fiddly contraceptive device, is made of aluminum and plastic and operates via a small gold lever. There's
still a pop, still a fizz, but, alas, no cork hurtling giddily across
Along with the delights of (a) bubbles and (b) alcohol, the traditional
champagne stopper also offered (c) the delicious lick of danger as the
cork popped skyward and risked smashing lampshades, windows, the family
china, or indeed taking someone's eye out. The Maestro, by comparison,
goes nowhere. It is the cul-de-sac of corks.
No argument in favor of artificial closures for wine bottles will sway TWC. It just isn't done. If God intended cork fakery, He certainly wouldn't have planted all those gorgeous Cork Oaks in Portugal.