The Foil

Ever wonder why wine bottles have a foil covering the cork?
Well, the explanation is quite a simple one. In the olden days, wines did not have the foil, just the cork. There were a lot of rodents all over the place. While in the cellars, rodents would gnaw away at the corks to try to get into the wines. Hence the foil… At first, foils were made of lead and bits of lead would contaminate the corks and end up in the wine. Through trial and error, we now have our modern day foil.

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