There are several things to consider when selecting the right cork for your purpose and cellaring conditions.
Estimate the length of time you realistically expect to store your wine before drinking.
This is the tapered edge that some of the less expensive corks have around the top and bottom of the cork. It is to allow easier insertion with hand held corkers. Take into account that the bevel does reduce the amount of surface area in contact with the neck of the bottle and it is this contact that prevents the passage of wine past the cork.
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