There's a certain upscale style that is embodied by a beer bottled with a cork and hood. These wire hoods go on Belgian bottles after they have been corked in order to keep the cork in place. They are often necessary due to the high carbonation content present in Belgian beers. Without wire hoods, the corks can pop out, causing loss of carbonation, as well as loss of sweet, sweet beer. Avoid this catastrophe by getting some wire hoods with your corks today!