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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Amorim, the world's largest cork company, has created a new process that it believes significantly reduces the risk of cork- related taint in wine. The process involves using pressurized water and steam to force volatile contaminants out of the cork.”

The Portugal-based company, according to the paper, expects steam-treated natural corks to be available in early 2006.
KC's View:
And then maybe we can stop with this silly screwtop nonsense…