A few weeks ago I wrote about the new Alcan closure for Champagne, first experimented with a Duval-Leroy Champagne. News now come from Australia as a new sparkling wine closure is launched by Zork on Zamphire, an Australian sparkling wine produced by McWilliam’s Wines under its Evans & Tate brand.
The SPK closure has been developed in response to market demand for a better solution for sparkling wine. Zork claims that the SPK closure will deliver high and consistent CO2 preserving the bubbles, no TCA or flavour modification, an easy opening, a reseal by simple pressure. If we are to believe the clever video on the homepage of the Zork site, the claim is true to its words.
SPK delivers the same advantages as the Maestro closure of Alcan without changing most bottling facilities. Its look is more industrial than the Maestro – losing in the process some of the romance of the bubbles!