"Over the past 16 months, shipments in cork wine stoppers from Portugal – which supplies the majority of the material to the industry – grew by 19.4 per cent, mainly reclaiming market share from plastic 'corks' but also modestly gaining on screw caps. In the same period, the global wine industry expanded just 1.5 per cent."
—Corks or screw-tops: Where do you stand? At the risk of shattering your image of me as New York's most urbane and elegant connoisseur, I have to tell you that I am totally pro screw-top these days. Although that may have to do with the fact that my hands shake so badly that I have wound up damaging many a cork.