So, What’s the deal with Corks & Bad BOTTLES 

You may wonder why we capitalized the word bottles in the headline above. Well, we spend a lot of time explaining to folks who got a bad bottle of wine that it is just that: THAT individual bottle is bad due to cork failure and that is NOT evidence of a grand conspiracy in which the winemaker made crappy wine which we then heartily recommended just because we hate you. And, OF COURSE we will replace it or credit you for it. But, in very nearly every case the next bottle of the same wine will be just as the winemaker intended and we described it to you: delicious. The X factor is that piece of tree bark in the neck of the bottle, 3-5% of which are faulty, not the wine. This is why screwcaps are the coming wave of the future. Really.