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100% Cork launches Earth Day social media campaign to plant cork oaks in Portugal

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SAN FRANCISCO | Business Wire | April 1, 2015 – For the second year, 100% Cork, a global campaign to raise awareness of cork’s environmental benefits, is providing a free opportunity for anyone to help plant cork saplings. The Earth Day social media campaign runs now through April 22, and each time someone “Likes,” “Shares” or “Follows” 100% Cork on ... Read More »

Photo Exhibition: Cork extraction in North Alentejo (Portugal)

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Photographer: Jorge Sarmento | SDN- Social Documentary Network  The Social Documentary Network invited the photographer Jorge Sarmento to exhibit his photos with the title “Cork extraction in North Alentejo (Portugal)”. This work was made for APCOR (Portuguese Cork Association) during summer of 2014. Take a look at http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Jorge_Sarmento/3037 Read More »

Got Wine Corks? Recycle Them!

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WFMY News 2 | Greensboro, NC | March 18, 2015 There is a new push to recycle wine corks. It’s not to save cork trees, it’s actually to get more industries to use cork in their products. To make a wine cork, farmers shave off the bark from a cork tree. Farmers don’t have to cut the tree down and ... Read More »

Cork Makes a Comeback in Wine Country

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By Bill Swindell | The Press Democrat | February 22, 2015 For a product that has been around hundreds of years, the natural cork industry would seem to be the last type of business to have a need to advertise its product in Wine Country. But that’s what it did over the holiday season with a $300,000 campaign on local radio ... Read More »

Winemakers try to set cork-popping distance record

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By Larry Burkum | KCRG-TV9 | CEDAR RAPIDS | February 27, 2015 Iowa wine growers on Friday attempted to set a record for the longest flight of a sparking wine cork. The fun took place at Kirkwood Community College during the Iowa Wine Growers Conference. In a two-round event, sparkling wine makers fired corks from a fixed table. “Why not ... Read More »

Wineries Increase Sales When Promoting Their Use of Cork: Holiday Results Consistent with Consumer Preference for Cork

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2015 | PRNewswire Five leading wineries that participated in a holiday advertising campaign highlighting their use of natural cork closures experienced an increase in sales, while average sales for a comparator group fell, 100% Cork announced today. “These positive results reinforce market surveys showing that consumers prefer wines sealed with genuine cork – especially when wineries draw attention to their ... Read More »

80% of Brazilians say that noble wines must have cork closures

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January 30, 2015 by Rita Gonçalves A recent survey conducted by Conecta and Ibope studied the consumption habits of wine consumers in the city of São Paulo. The research reveals that consumers consider the importance of the wine’s “closure” to be proportional to the quality of the wine. The study shows that “a cork closure is a value-adding element of ... Read More »

Closure Minded

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Published letter to the editor from Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator, Issue: February 28, 2015 In a recent “Ask Dr. Vinny” column dealing with wine closures (online, Oct. 17), Dr. Vinifera writes, “Corks can crumble, fail, and cause bottle variation or TCA contamination,” all of which is true. However, because [Vinny] is admittedly “pro-twist off,” he creates the false impression ... Read More »

Image and Performance Sees Continued Domination of Cork

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By Amorim Cork | Winetimes.co | Published January 12, 2015 The importance accorded to wine competitions and ratings in South Africa has assisted in underscoring the fact that natural cork remains the preferred closure for premium wines. According to Joaquim Sá, MD of Amorim South Africa, many consumers, wine retailers and wine commentators have always considered competitions and ratings as a ... Read More »

CORK: Environmentally Friendly

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From Portuguese Cork Association www.realcork.org It cannot be repeated often enough that cork stoppers are a natural, recyclable and biodegradable product. But even through they are biodegradable, they can still be recycled. To take advantage of and preserve this valuable resource, a growing number of countries have taken measures to implement recycling initiatives, in order to raise awareness of the importance of ... Read More »