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Long Cap Wine

English designation (abbreviation LCW) - also known as Long Cap (LC) - for the aluminium screw cap; see there.

A special and increasingly popular type of closure (Screw cap, Twist or ROPP = Roll On Pilfer Proof Closure) of wine bottles as an alternative to the cork (natural cork) made from oak bark. These are made of corrosion-free metal (mostly aluminium alloy) with an internal sealing layer of polyethylene (PE), PVDC (polyvinylidene chloride) or tin foil. In the beverage industry this is also called MCA closure (MCA = metal closure aluminium). The emotional discussion as to whether this is associated with a "loss of culture" is countered by the relatively low-cost production and the fact that the problem of cork tasting with natural corks can be avoided. In addition, the often used pro-argument for the "plop" when enjoying wine as a sensual pleasure is not valid, because a bottle should be opened professionally as noiselessly as possible (this applies especially to sparkling wine).

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In airplanes, for example, wine bottles have been available exclusively with a screw cap for decades. Nobody will find anything here, because the advantage of easy and unproblematic opening in narrow airplanes is obvious. A further advantage is that opened bottles can be closed again very easily. Also optically it was successfully tried to take into account the rejection of the cork friends against alternative closures. Externally, such screw caps...

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