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Long Cap Wine

English name (abbreviation LCW) - also Long Cap (LC) - made of aluminum screw cap; look there.

A special and ever more popular type of closure (English: Screw cap, twist or ROPP = Roll On Pilfer Proof Closure) of wine bottles as an alternative to cork (Natural cork) from the oak bark. These are made of non-corrosive metal (usually aluminum alloy) with an internal sealing layer polyethylene (PE), PVDC (Polyvinylidene chloride) or tin foil. In the beverage industry, this is also referred to as MCA closure (MCA = metal closure aluminum). The emotionally led discussion of whether this is associated with a "loss of culture", the relatively inexpensive production and the fact that this is the problem of Korkschmeckers can be avoided when natural corks. In addition, the often-used pro-argument for the "plop" in the Weingenuss as sensuous enjoyment not valid, because a bottle should be opened professionally as silently as possible (especially for sparkling wine).

Screw cap - in different colors

In aircraft, for example, you have been getting only wine bottles with a screw cap for decades. Nobody finds anything here, because the advantage of simple and unproblematic opening in a narrow plane is obvious. Another advantage is that opened bottles can be closed very easily. Also optically was successful attempts to take into account the rejection of cork-friends to alternative closures. Outwardly, such screw caps are no longer...

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