- WHY 100% CORK? -

That natural cork in your wine bottle does more than just preserve the quality and character of your wine. It preserves old-growth cork oak forests and a centuries-long way of life through sustainable harvesting of the bark, and helps preserve the planet by naturally absorbing carbon, the greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

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Recent News

Cork: Harvest for the Patient Farmer

Cork-Harvesting

By RJ Evans, Kuriositas.com Have you ever wondered where that cork in your bottle of wine comes from?  The answer is most likely to be Spain or Portugal, where over half of the world’s cork is harvested – it is in fact the National Tree of the latter country. However, unlike other forms of forestry, the production of cork never involves ... Read More »

Wine and the Environment?

Extracting a Wine Cork

By Stephanie Valponi, Blogher.com | October 11, 2014 I love wine tasting and learning about pairing it with certain foods. It’s so much fun giving my favorite wines as gifts and there’s just something so elegant about it. A while back I posted a fun DIY about turning corks into coasters (you can check out the old post here). And believe ... Read More »

CBS News Sunday Morning: A toast to cork!

Natural cork stoppers

CBS News Sunday Morning | October 5, 2014, 9:23 AM High in the mountains of Portugal’s Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow; Teichner visits a fourth-generation cork manufacturer to discover the ages-old traditions of producing corks. See original report here. Read More »

Artificial plastic wine stoppers or screw caps on the other hand consume fossil fuels, and use at least five times more energy per ton to produce, before millions of them end up in our landfills and oceans. It may seem like a little thing, but demanding natural cork in your wine stopper is something we can all do.

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