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Old 07-28-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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I was searching for something else and came across these things called Zork corks: http://www.letsdowine.com/zorkcorks.html

They look great, are priced right, and would be a big improvement over my crappy corker and a hurt hand But I'm wondering if they hold a seal well. Has anyone used these or heard about them?

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Old 07-29-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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Looks good to me...Kinda suspect about the overall quality, but if it was as good...or almost as good as a regular cork...I'd go for it...at least for some bottles.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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I guess I'll sacrifice myself (or my wallet) and try it out. Then I'll report back!

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:36 AM   #4
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So what tools do you need to cork with them? Is it a heat shrink material?

You have to report back to us...I haven't bought a corker yet...and if I can avoid spending the bucks for something I won't use that often (I don't see myself making a lot of meads or wines)....I would get into using this.

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Old 07-29-2008, 04:35 AM   #6
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So what tools do you need to cork with them? Is it a heat shrink material?
I kinda thought that too when I saw it, but it dosn't indicate that you need to do any of that. Im not sure how you would get a permanent seal without shrinking it somehow?
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:57 AM   #7
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So what tools do you need to cork with them? Is it a heat shrink material?

You have to report back to us...I haven't bought a corker yet...and if I can avoid spending the bucks for something I won't use that often (I don't see myself making a lot of meads or wines)....I would get into using this.

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They are very slick looking indeed.

The ad states "Fits all standard wine bottles no tools required. Just give a firm push and viola!"

I wonder how long they will last for aging purposes. Might be good for white wines that don't age long, but the deeper reds might turn if the seal isn't that good.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #8

I've been looking into these as well. It's my impression that you need an adapter to use in conjunction with your floor capper. Here's a link that shows the process:

Zork capper

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #9
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I saw that too, then found another thread contradicting the need for a corker of any kind: http://www.winepress.us/forums/index...howtopic=27266

I just placed my order, and should have them by the end of the week- just in time to cork some apfelwein! I'll let you know how it goes.

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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update?

Also, to cap champagne bottles with the crown opening (sp?) what size cap do you need?
Sorry, don't mean to hijack.

 
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