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Spago

Spago Short name commonly used in the Veneto region in Italy, also called "Tappo Spago", for a special cork closure from Frizzante (Sparkling). Sparkling wine under 3 bar carbon dioxide pressure is from a possible Sparkling wine tax freed. Since also the bottle like mushroom cork and Agraffe (Wire basket) was used as a criterion for taxation, the winegrowers closed the bottle with a normal one cork and fixed it with the spago (cord, splits, cord). In the meantime, the modern bottle filling systems would keep the corks without spago, but the custom has been retained for traditional and aesthetic reasons.

Today, the closure with attached letter on the bottle neck serves more as an ornament or as a trademark. Untying the cord, similar to removing the capsule for wine bottles, developed into a ceremony and also served as proof of authenticity. The cork with the spago protrudes slightly from the bottle. In part, the cord was used to remove (pull) the cork, but this was rather tedious. Today he is mostly with the corkscrew away. As an alternative, there is one plastic or cork granules made of pressed corks without a cord with the name "Tappo Raso" (German: smooth cork) that sits completely in the bottle neck, or one called "Tappo Corona" Capsules, See also other bottle cap systems below closures,

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