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Long Cap Wine

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

A special and increasingly 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 corrosion-free metal (mostly aluminum alloy) with an internal sealing layer polyethylene (PE), PVDC (Polyvinylidene chloride) or tin foil. In the beverage industry, this is also known as MCA (metal closure aluminum). The emotionally led discussion as to whether this is associated with a “loss of culture” is offset by the relatively inexpensive manufacture and the fact that this creates the problem of Korkschmeckers can be avoided with natural cork. In addition, the often used pro argument for the "plop" is with Weingenuss not sensible as a sensual pleasure, because a bottle should be opened as silently as possible (this applies particularly to sparkling wine).

Twist lock - in different colors

On airplanes, for example, wine bottles with a screw cap have only been available for decades. Nobody will find anything here, because the advantage of easy and unproblematic opening in a narrow plane is obvious. Another advantage is that opened bottles can be resealed very easily. Visually, attempts were also made successfully to take account of the rejection of the cork friends towards alternative closures. Externally, such...

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