Wine Corks & Wine CorkersWhen browsing MoreWine!'s selection of wine corks, it may be difficult to know which one is best for your particular wine. Choosing the correct cork comes down to two factors: how long the wine will be in the bottle before it gets consumed, and economics. If you will be bottling a simple, fruity wine that will be drunk within a year, then you probably don't need a wine cork that is rated for 15 -20 years (a grade 1, natural cork will absolutely do the job, but at 1.27$ a piece it is probably a bit overkill for this situation!). On the other hand, if you have made a wine that you will be appreciating for the next 5-10 years then it doesn't make sense to close that bottle with a wine cork that is only rated for 1 year, either! When choosing your cork, therefore, the goal is to strike a balance between the projected lifespan of the wine and how much you need to spend to ensure the wine is protected for this duration.
Years rated for:
- Aglica* wine corks are rated for around 1 year.
- Synthetic* and Agglomerated* "1+1" wine corks are rated for around 2 years.
- Grade 3 natural wine corks are rated for 5-10 years.
- Grade 2 natural wine corks are rated for 5-15 years
- Grade 1 natural wine corks are rated for 5-20 years