It's time for wine capsules to go away

The following article appeared in the March 2022 issue of Wine Enthusiast 

Most wines are adorned with a capsule atop the bottle. Whether made of plastic, aluminum, tin or something else, they are so ubiquitous sommeliers have an elaborate ritual to cut through them. Screwcap bottles emulate them.

But as omnipresent as they are, the time has come for wine capsules to go away. 

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. "Time for wine capsules to go away"...amen, brother!!! And take wax topped bottle with them!

  2. Auclair Winery moved on from capsules 3 years ago. The tin(lead)/plastic/aluminium waste was too environmentally unfriendly for me.