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Stick a Cork in It: How Cork Affects Wine

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Silver Oak Cellars


Silver Oak Cellars; one of the greenest wineries in California, will lead a discussion and tasting on the significance and effects of cork on wine. Tim Duncan, Executive Vice President of Silver Oak Cellars, will guide the way into this topic. Wine closures, stoppers and corks are used to seal and stop the oxidation process. Over the past 30 years, some winemakers have shifted away from cork in favor of a variety of materials including the screw top and synthetic corks. Some argue the cork closure is an esoteric tradition, and that doing away with it altogether avoids the difficulty associated with opening the bottle. However, the unique cellular structure of cork is an integral part in the aging process.

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Event Details

March 21, 2020 at 11:15am - 12:15pm

Cost: $85

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute

725 Howard Avenue, Third Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130



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