What are Tapered Corks??
These are high quality tapered wine corks (the top of the cork is wider at the top than the bottom). These corks fit glass wine bottles that do not have a screw thread. You do not need any extra equipment to use these corks, they can be pushed in by hand.
Why use a Tapered Cork?
If you only plan on storing your wine for a short period and do not have a corking tool, then tapered corks are an ideal choice. The cork can be pushed back into the bottle if required.
How Do You Insert The Corks?
These corks do not have a wax coating on the outside, so they need to be pre-soaked for 20 minutes in warm water. before use. This makes the cork more supple and allows it to be inserted further into the bottleneck. When using tapered corks it is recommended that wine bottles are stored upright and not laid down in a wine rack as the seal will not be as secure as straight corks.
Can You Use Tapered Corks on Screw Top Bottles?
We would not recommend using tapered corks on screw-top wine bottles. The design of a screw-top bottle means that the glass of the thread is thinner in parts, and as the cork applies pressure to the neck, it could weaken and crack the bottle. A bottle that is designed for corks has a thicker strengthening ring around the top of the bottle to protect it against any pressure from the cork. For screw-top bottles, we recommend using Novatwist caps.
Soak the corks for 20 minutes in warm water before inserting into the bottle.
Always store upright, never in a wine rack or on the side.
We recommend applying a shrink top seal after corking. This will give your wine bottle a professional appearance..