As readers of this blog know, I'm a bit obsessed with wine closures. One of the most interesting options comes from Alcoa. The Alcoa wine closure
is a multi-layered system that involves a twist-off overcap and then a glass decanter-style stopper. The cool thing about this system is that the wine is easy to reseal and that the glass stopper is far more attractive than having a cork shoved haphazardly back into the top of the bottle. Whitehall Lane Winery recently became the first winery
to use the closure. The Vino-Seal closure has been used on 45,000 bottles of Whitehall Lane premium 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 3,000 bottles of its premium 2003 Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. A similar closure, the Vino-Lok, which was developed by Alcoa CSI in Germany, is used by 350 wineries in Europe.