Agglomerated wine corks have two key benefits over competing corks. First, they cost less than natural corks. Second, they eliminate the problem of cork "taint," a musty taste caused by the presence of a substance found in cork, TCA, that often ruins wines before they're ever opened.
Sounds great. Still, concern was raised by a wine writer last month, who suggested that agglomerated corks may be illegal.
He's quite wrong, write Baylen Linnekin.