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05.21.2006

My Bottle of Screaming Eagle Was Corked. Can I Have Another?

Who says you can't learn anything useful by watching TV? After a scam to defraud wine companies by claiming to have purchased faulty bottles was featured on a New Zealand television show, some enterprising lady in Wellington, NZ decided to give it a go herself, firing off various e-mails to wine companies demanding replacements for spoiled bottles that she had purchased. She's been busted, of course, but I suppose Internet communications coupled with the distribution infrastructure of huge grocery chains make these sorts of things so much easier these days.

Dear Harlan Estate, I bought this bottle the other day, I can't remember quite where...

Comments (5)

750 mL wrote:
05.25.06 at 10:37 AM

Saran Wrap does wonders for corked wine. I had a great bottle of touriga to prove it. I'd be happy if a winery just replaced my roll.

Any respectable wine shop should replace your bottle, though. There's no need for the consumer to go straight to the winery.

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