Corked sparkling wine obviously doesn't taste

Corked sparkling wine obviously doesn't taste particularly good. But if you take into consideration that the manufacture of sparkling wine first became possible with the discovery of the cork as the ideal bottle stopper, you will see the good old cork with very different eyes. Manufactured from cork oak bark, the body of the cork is composed of little pieces of pressed cork that have been glued together, and two to three cork disks at the point of contact with the sparkling wine. In case you do indeed end up with a so-called “cork taste”, simply draw attention to this politely and the retailer or restaurateur will exchange the bottle.