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mainshipfred

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I just spoke to Scott Labs and Lafatite about the aging capabilities of their natural corks and got the same answer from both. I spoke to them because they are the only 2 places I know of that would be a reliable source of information. The response was 6-8 years and 5-7 years respectively no matter what the grade was and the only difference in the grading is the appearance. Now I don't know if there is any truth in what they said but to get the same answer from 2 reliable sources leads me to believe what they say. Although in my mind I would think the higher grade would allow the wine to age longer. But why would they say this, in a way it's telling me to buy the lower grade.
 

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Flor corks is the highest graded naturel cork, they are the longest shelf/closure cork harvested,, nomacrock reserva is rated for the longest syndetic cork, that i know of, I have and still do some Flor corks for any 10 year plus bottle, as soon as my nomacroc select 900's are gone ( 500 left ), I'll be using nomacroc reservra
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I bit the bullet and bought the Italian floor corker with shiny Jaws. Bottled a batch on Saturday, so far so good. The horizontal test will be tomorrow.
 

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I bit the bullet and bought the Italian floor corker with shiny Jaws. Bottled a batch on Saturday, so far so good. The horizontal test will be tomorrow.
I've run my Italian floor corker for a few years now, only problem, I've ever had with it was,, I wasn't watching what i was doing when i was checking airlocks on my bulk aging and tripped over mine,,
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I've run my Italian floor corker for a few years now, only problem, I've ever had with it was,, I wasn't watching what i was doing when i was checking airlocks on my bulk aging and tripped over mine,,
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LOL. It definitely has a bigger footprint than my old corker!
 
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