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Those Shrink-Wrapped Sleeves Atop Wine Bottles Have Got to Go

As omnipresent as they are, the time has come for wine capsules to go away.

Historically, capsules were used to protect against vermin chewing on cork, to keep the top of a bottle clean and to make it more difficult to counterfeit wine. With cellars mercifully cleaner and less rodent infested, counterfeiters more sophisticated and wineries having better ways to ensure authenticity, capsules today serve two purposes: decoration and branding.

In addition to adding unnecessary cost, most capsules ultimately end up in a landfill. While capsules made of certain materials can be recycled, in practice this rarely happens. Their use increases the environmental impact of every bottle.

 

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