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Eric Baugher


The use of natural cork compliments my goal of conveying a message of tradition and natural winemaking. It provides my customer a great experience as they pull a natural cork from a bottle that they have patiently collected and aged. Natural cork is a mark of quality and collect-ability. It enhances the experience for a consumer by allowing a wine to properly rest and mature, reaching a great point of drinking enjoyment. I can say wine closed under natural cork can predictably reach that point of drinking enjoyment and taste the way I intended it to. The alternatives go off on different paths that deviate away from the intended taste. The wines under alternative closures shut-down, tighten up, lack freshness, and take on plastic or metallic flavors. They are anything but fine wine at that point.

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