If a bottle is corked with a wooden cork, it will oxidize (and age) over time. Corks do not stop the airflow between the real world and the bottled world. This "aging" is not the same as Oak aging as cork will impart a different flavour and the air to surface ratio of a cork is very small, but the changes are noticeable nonetheless. I have began to follow some advice jojo gave me and saran wrapped my corks to stop the process. (I am not sure jojo realized when she gave me the advice that this not only stopped evaporation it also stopped the cork flavours from destroying my nice aged Scotch.!
Last edited by Arctic Wolf; 05-04-2010 at 03:13 PM.