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Umkorken

See below Neuverkorkung,

Swapping the cork at already stored wine bottles. The reasons for this can be damaged or brittle corks and thus risk of oxidation, as well as an often associated decrease in the filling level (Fluid loss). These two criteria can serve as a basis for decision-making. Individual wineries offer the service of re-corking for their best products. As a rule, this should be done every 20 to 25 years. But since this is associated with relatively high costs, a Neuverkorkung is only for valuable vintages meaningful. Practicing...

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