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Screw cap wine: 12 top choices

No need for a corkscrew with these top wines...

There’s nothing better than enjoying a glass of wine al fresco in the summer – but what if you forgot to bring a corkscrew to your picnic or barbecue?

Remove that risk by bringing along a screw cap wine instead; we’ve got 10 top choices picked by Decanter experts.

For some time, screw cap wines – or ‘screwcaps’ – were thought of with disdain. But that’s no longer the case. Several ‘New World’ countries, and particularly New Zealand and Australia, have shown that this closure can be used on good quality wines.

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Another way of avoiding the corkscrew dilemma is to choose one of these sparkling wines.

Screw cap wine: 12 top choices

The following wines have been tasted by Decanter’s tasting team. Wines updated July 2018.