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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. The family-owned winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, produces award-winning Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and “Old Vines” Zinfandel. Founder Joe Martin fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard …

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100% Cork Features Partners’ Wines at Conference

APCOR (the Portuguese Cork Association) and the Cork Quality Council attended the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference on August 16, 2017 – speaking to attendees about the attributes and advantages of natural cork, pouring wines finished with natural cork, and connecting with friends and figures from the wine industry. At our booth in the Lobby Bar, guests enjoyed wines provided …

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Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard 1972 – 2017 Celebrating 45 Years of Family Winemaking The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than …

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

In 2006, Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased what would eventually become known as Francis Ford Coppola Winery, marking their initial foray into Sonoma County winemaking. After an extensive two-year renovation that began in 2008, Francis reintroduced his eponymous winery in July 2010, which is one of the latest ventures from the five-time Academy Award-winning director, whose passion for wine, food …

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Established in 1972, Jordan Vineyard & Winery was inspired by the great wine estates of France and created as an homage to the timeless connection between food, wine and hospitality. A relentless commitment to this tenet helped make Jordan one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon brands in California. Founders Tom and Sally Jordan were maverick pioneers with a unique vision. …

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Survey Says: American Wine Drinkers Prefer Cork

In order to better understand the attitudes and purchasing behaviors of American wine consumers toward wine closures, the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) and the California-based Cork Quality Council conducted a joint study performed by U.S. wine market research company, Wine Opinions. Among many findings, the survey revealed that American wine drinkers prefer cork closures. In addition to an overwhelming preference …

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CORK BUZZ – No.1

The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) is pleased to provide our winery partners information about the unique properties and benefits of natural cork, from its production to how wineries can best use it to entice consumers to purchase their wines. Our educational program includes a range of events, seminars, promotional opportunities and more. APCOR and our U.S. partner, the Cork Quality …

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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List Reveals 89% Of World’s Top Wines Have Cork Closures

We are excited to announce that according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures. “The findings from this survey simply reflect the fact that top winemakers all over the globe trust cork closures to …

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The World’s Largest Cork Tree

from the Cork Quality Council Named for the countless songbirds that occupy its dense canopy – the Whistler Tree is the most productive cork oak on record. The Whistler Tree grows in the Alentejo region of Portugal and is over 230 years old. It has been producing the finest quality wine corks every nine years since 1820. This year’s harvest …

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The Portuguese Montado (Cork Oak Forest)

From Portuguese Cork Association www.realcork.org Like the vineyards of the Douro Valley or the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, cork oak forests are a very specific, delicately-balanced ecosystem and persist only in the Mediterranean basin (Algeria and Morocco) and particularly in the southern regions of the Iberian Peninsula influenced by the Atlantic such as Portugal, which is proud to have the largest …

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