By Kori ~ April 23rd, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is capsule.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Capsule is the French and occasional English name for the sheath over the top of a cork and bottle-neck, otherwise known as a foil, just as a capsule cutter is more widely known as a foil cutter.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Capsule is the foil that covers the cork and neck of a wine bottle.
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