I wasn't even thinking about American wines. Actually, Europe was slower to go to screw tops then Chilean, New Zealand, Australian wines, which produce great wines. These countries led the way. Corks are continuing for wines that should be aged 10 or 20 years. They breathe. Personally, I don't care how it's stopped, if it tastes good to me, that's it.<quoted text>
Incorrect. I've read articles on how France and Italy have led the way in getting rid of corks and how Americans still cling to it (corks) out of misplaced/miseducated wine snobbery.
France is still po'd cause a California winery beat their Chardonnays in 1976.