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Spago

Spago Especially in the Italian region of Veneto common short name, also "Tappo Spago", for a special cork closure of Frizzante (Sparkling). Sparkling wine below 3 bar carbon dioxide pressure is of a possible Sparkling wine tax freed. As well as the presentation of the bottle like mushroom corks and Agraffe (Wire basket) was used as a criterion for taxation, the winemaker closed the bottle with a normal cork and fixed it with the spago (string, splits, cord). In the meantime, the modern bottling plants would keep the corks without Spago, but the tradition was retained for both traditional and aesthetic reasons.

Today, the closure with attached letter on the bottleneck serves more as a decorative or trademark. The tying of the cord, similar to the removal of the capsule with wine bottles, developed into a ceremonial and served at the same time as proof of originality. The spiked cork sticks out of the bottle. In part, the cord was used to remove (pull) the cork, which was rather tedious. Today he is mostly with the corkscrew away. As an alternative, there is one out plastic or cork granules produced without cork with the label "Tappo Raso" (German smooth cork), which sits completely in the bottleneck, or even one called "Tappo Corona" Capsules, See also other bottle cap systems below closures,

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