After starting off 2011 with a corked wine, I decided to keep a tally of the number of corked wines I have this year (see the original post regarding this here). To try to make the count as accurate as possible I have: only included wines that I have personally checked to see whether they were corked, meaning that they hadn’t already been screened; and only included wines that used cork as a closure, excluding synthetic corks, glass stoppers, and screwcaps.
Since the start of the year I’ve sampled 145 wines with a cork closure. Four of these wines have been corked. This makes the percentage of corked wines a little under 3%.
I’ll continue to give periodic updates throughout the year and will also continue to increment the ‘Corked Counter’ along the side of the blog.