The exquisite wine bought for a special occasion usually is accompanied by a cork, which one can struggle to open, often destroying the cork in the process. Most, after the wine is poured, will replace the cork to preserve the essence of the wine.
What most people don’t know is that traditional cork stoppers have unstable compounds in the cork. Cork stoppers will become corroded and damaged after time. That causes pieces of cork to enter the wine, which affects the taste and smell. Cork also can be contaminated by a compound called two, 4, 6 Trichloroanisole caused by the combination of moisture, chlorine.
Outside of screw stops, which give the impression of cheap wine, the best way to preserve wine is with a wine stopper. Glass stoppers are probably the best wine preserver because of their good quality. Quality wine stoppers have rubber built into them to provide a tight seal. In addition, they preserve the taste of the wine after it has been opened and closed many time.
Wine stoppers come in a variety of unique decorations and are considered the elite because they are more decorative then cork, preserve the taste of the wine over time and can often be displayed because of their unique look.
Wine stoppers come in a variety of materials including glass, plastic, and pewter. Decorative wine stoppers are often hand made and many are blown glass with decorative tops that include a wedding topper to place on wedding tables; those who enjoy birds of all kinds are available and for the whimsical, animals such as fish or iguanas, humming birds and including the most endearing alligator. Cases are available to display intrigue friends. Customers can find just about any unique wine stopper they may enjoy. Humorous decorative stoppers are also available, just for fun.