(STR950) Our #9 Synthetic Straight Corks are extremely dense, man made corks. They are light brown to beige in color with a natural looking design. These synthetic corks work really well with our Floor Model and Bench Model Corkers. These corks provide a perfect seal every time and many commercial wineries are even starting to use these types of corks because they are that dependable! We do not recommend using these corks with hand-held corkers as the corks may be damaged due to their extreme density. Our #9 Synthetic Straight Corks come in a package of 25 and are 1 3/4 inches long.
Q Don (Hilo, HI)
Is it necessary to soften and or sterilize the synthetic corks? And what are they made from?
These wine bottle corks do not need to be softened. However, they do need to sanitized in a sulfite solution prior to bottling. They are made from a food-grade thermoplastic rubber.
Q Bill (Eagle River, AK)
If I use synthetic corks, do the bottles still need to be stored on their sides? If so, how long until they can be stored standing up?
With these corks, wine bottles may be stored upright or on their sides. Since they are not a natural cork material, you do not have to keep them moist to prevent them from drying up.