Wine Word of the Week: Capsule

By Kori ~ September 18th, 2012.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is capsule.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’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.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Capsule is the foil that covers the cork and neck of a wine bottle.

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