I know it is very convenient and that it also is clean and fast to use, but for me wine with natural cork or with screw cap just don’t feel like the same. For the record, I do not like either the new silicone corks that some wines which I have bought recently have.
The truth is that it is a matter of image, but when you sit by the table and open the bottle: click, flush, and those sounds, that picture in your head almost make you lose the will to taste it. It does not demoralize as much as tetra brick, but it gets close.
Also, imagine in a restaurant, dinner at a selected place, choosing between a promising proposals selected menu card, enjoying a fine and pleasant company, good conversation, a great atmosphere ... and when they serve the wine you have chosen, instead of the ritual we are used to: click, flush. Deception.
It seems like in Italy they not feel the same and from next year we will have the chance (if we want to) to taste a Soave Classico or even a Soave Classico Superiore with this type of closure. Goodbye to romance, hello to screw cap closure.
I think that speed is overrated and eventually things fall under its own weight. Fast food: an event, a trend that rocketed, but now all are cons: it’s not as healthy as the traditional food, causes childhood obesity, where is a good piece of meat? ...
Good things take time, so the reserve wine is more expensive than the one from the year, for example. That’s also why a dress costs more when it’s costume made and end after several tests than if you buy it in a fashion chain, let’s call it X.
I do not mind wasting those extra seconds that I have to spend opening a bottle of red wine with natural cork. And if the problem is the corkscrew, there are thousands on the market, so you just have to choose the one that goes with you.