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Old 03-01-2016, 16:09   #1
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Wine bottle tops

I know this is a really big issue, but has any one had experience with screw cap bottle tops on wine corroding. Wine stored under floor boards has occasional bilge water etc in and around it. Not that the wine is floating in water but the air is humid. The screw caps on modern wine bottles don't seem to last very long before they're starting to corrode. Does anyone have any experience with how to stop them doing this?

Obviously keeping them dry or drinking them quickly will work, but we have a fairly large supply of wine that we're wanting to pack for an extended cruise and I don't want to do it if the wine is all going to spoil.

Have thought about dipping the caps/necks of the bottles in wax.

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Home brewing stores sell wax for sealing bottles as well as heat shrink wraps. pretty cheap, doesn't take long to do either. I don't think the shrink wraps will resist standing water but should be good against humidity.
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Old 03-01-2016, 16:23   #3
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Re: wine bottle tops

Get the corked kind? Wine in boxes?

If you've already got the wine, though, wax might do the job.
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Rescue Tape?
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Re: wine bottle tops

Box wine is great for storing on a boat but you can't get very good wine in boxes. You can take the boxes off and put them anyplace you don't have sharp edges or corners.

You might try to put small pieces of plastic wrap and use rubber bands to attach and seal them. Haven't tried it but it might work.
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Liquid Electrical Tape.
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The best plan against this type of corrosion is to avoid them bottles stored for too long. Be proactive and drink'm fast...
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Box wine is great for storing on a boat but you can't get very good wine in boxes. You can take the boxes off and put them anyplace you don't have sharp edges or corners.

You might try to put small pieces of plastic wrap and use rubber bands to attach and seal them. Haven't tried it but it might work.
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Cheaper wine bottles can use screw cap, plastic "cork" or agglomerated cork. Get bottles from brands that don't use metallic screw caps.
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It's obvious, your drinking your wine tooo sloooow!!!
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Re: Wine bottle tops

Don't store wine in the bilge. Put it next to the hull, below the water line, where it is cool, but above the bilge. Maybe lying down in the bottom of the hanging locker? It really depends on the storage options in your particular boat. Maybe a drawer in the forepeak could work. How many cases of wine are you wanting to store?

If you had a large motor vessel, perhaps one of those wine cooler fridges that will store a couple of cases at a time would be a nice accessory.

If you add the type of vessel you have, and her length, it will help us tailor responses to you particular situation, cha0s.

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Re: Wine bottle tops

Condoms or Finger Cots, taped in place. Or perhaps a corrosion inhibitor? Though it'd be worth testing the latter on a bottle filled with water or something where it's easy to discern if said inhibitor manages to get into the bottle's contents or not.
And of course, there's good old paint or varnish. But I'd test it too, same as the above.
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Box wine is great for storing on a boat but you can't get very good wine in boxes.
We like the Trader Joe's box wine a lot! However, it only has a shelf life of about 6 months.
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There are a couple better box wines out nowadays actually. It's not all that Franzia stuff! Whole Foods carries one called Bota Box, and Target carries one- I can't recall the name, but each wine is in a different bright color. It's actually good!



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I think your wax idea is about as good as it gets
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