MaHB Drinking: The Great Cork Debate
[Esquire Singapore] In my Man at His Best drinking column for this month’s stellar Esquire issue, I popped the question of corks —wine corks. What effect does synthetic, plastic and agglomerated corks, or screwcaps, crowncaps and glass stoppers have on the quality of wines? I asked chief sommeliers from St. Regis, Raffles Hotel and Les Amis Group, and threw in an oenologist.
I also got to meet David Stewart, a malt master who has been with distillers William Grant & Sons for half a century. Read about the expression that embodies his illustrious career —the Balvenie Fifty — and the artistic integrity that’s beyond craft than mere science.