Thursday, February 22, 2007

Food Jargon Watch: Wine and Spirit Technology Edition

Applied to an array of digital wine advisments from e-commerce sites to cute robots that use infra-red technology to identify wines.

Short for synthetic corks. Made by Supreme Corq and other producers from “biomedical grade thermoplastic elastomer." Syncorks were created to combat "cork taint", a defect caused by natural cork closures that makes wine undrinkable.