Are screw caps a sign of inferior wine? Our wine expert weighs in.

Q.: Recently my boss gave me a screw-cap bottle of wine. Was this a nice gesture or should I be looking for another job? A.: Corks once were the best way to seal a bottle, but they can deteriorate, giving the wine a musty, dank-cellar smell, known as cork taint. Without the cork, there can be no cork taint that's the current thinking; hence, many wineries are opting for screw caps, even for high-end wines. So go ahead and taste the wine your boss gave you. It it's good, raise a glass to a boss who appreciates your work. It it's not, don't polish of the bottle but do polish up your resume.   By Charles Smothermon Brought to you by: Relish