Wine closed with natural cork or composite cork (think particle board-like cork) are packed in wine cases upside down to keep the cork wet. The bottles should be stored on their sides or upside down in the cases for the same reason. Synthetic cork or screw cap closed wine bottles should be stored right sight up.FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.
FWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.
Quote from: punatic on October 22, 2011, 05:46:00 PMFWIW. Champagne bottles can be closed with a crown cap just like beer bottles.This is good to know.
I've got two bottles of a 1993 prickly pear - citrus blossom mead I made in crown capped champagne bottles. The last time I tasted it (when I graduated from UCF in '03) it tasted great. No telling what is is like now.