business news in context, analysis with attitude reports that a new survey by Wine Intelligence saying that “85% of the regular wine-drinking population now accepts screwcaps – compared to only 41% in 2003.

“Cork remains the most liked closure, but affinity levels have fallen slightly over the past eight years.

“While 51% of consumers say they actively like buying wines under cork, 42% like buying screwcapped wines – a figure that has increased sevenfold compared to eight years ago, when 6% of consumers said they actively liked screwcap.”

The story also notes that “female wine drinkers in their 30s and 40s are the biggest drivers of screwcap acceptance, along with younger drinkers who have recently entered the wine category.”
KC's View:
I still love cork, given the choice. But I no longer see wine bottles with screw tops as the beginning of the end of western civilization.