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09.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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PUT a ZORK in IT

Once opened, resealing a bottle of bubbly with its cork has long been impossible . . . until now. The world’s first resealable, reusable and recyclable sparkling wine closure has appeared on the market. Zork’s SPK debuted in July on bottles of Zamphire, a $22 sparkling wine produced by McWilliam’s Wines under its Evans & Tate brand. Testing by the Australian Wine Research Institute has shown that the “peel and re-seal”, low density polyethylene closures retain the same qualities in wines as traditional cork and muselet closures with no flavor scalping or tainting. And not to worry, the pop sound on opening is still there.

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