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Who knew? Wine screwcaps were patented on 10th August 1889 by Dan Rylands of Barnsley, UK. Here’s a history of screwcaps <link> or as they are now known Stelvin closures. Here’s why.

“It wasn’t until the introduction of the Stelvin screwcap, developed in the late fifties by the French manufacturer, La Bouchage Mecanique and now the registered trademark of Pea-Pechiney, a French manufacturer of bottle seals, that the seal became to be recognised as a quality product.”

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