Boiing! The cork is back.

After a decade of decline, the cork is bouncing back into fashion as the must-have stopper for every Brit's bottle of plonk. That was the finding this week from... a trade body of cork producers, the FFCU.

Still, their reasoning sounds fair. Screw-top snobbery is making a comeback, you see, buoyed by the fact that Brits buy wine solely on the basis of how they think others will judge them. "If you've got a cork, you sell at a higher price," winked an FFCU spokesman in The Times.