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Chris Brook-Carter | 14 October 2003

Just a quick one, but you have to laugh at the irony. The Portuguese cork manufacturer, and vocal defender of the cork way of life, Amorim donates an annual trophy to the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, a prestige event on the Australian calendar, for the best shiraz exhibited. However, this year's winning wine, Wolf Blass platinum label 2001, was apparently presented to the judges in a steel screwcap closure, which no doubt pleased them enormously.


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