A huge majority of wine drinkers in the UK and the US are either positive or indifferent to the switch from natural cork to synthetic cork, according to a recent survey.

The research, conducted by Wine Intelligence and commissioned by synthetic cork manufacturer Supreme Corq, found however that almost a third of wine drinkers perceive the change from natural cork to screw cap as negative.

A fifth of those asked said they would be more likely to buy their favourite wine, if it switched from natural to synthetic cork. Seventy-one percent said it would not affect their decision either way, with 7% saying they would be less likely to purchase the wine.

Almost a third of drinkers would be less likely to buy their favourite wine if it switched to screwcap. Some 54% of consumers said that it would not affect their decision either way. Fifteen percent said they would be more likely to buy the wine.

The Internet survey was conducted with 2,300 wine drinking consumers in the UK and US.