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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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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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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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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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The Best Eco-Tour Adventures

From Cork Forest Conservation Alliance For many, traveling is about experiencing new locations and food.  But for some, just visiting their destination is not enough.  These unique travelers must truly immerse themselves in the culture and not cause any negative harm to the environment while doing so.   Cultural tourism and ecotourism are ways for individuals to gain new life experiences that could have …

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September 16, 2015 The Portuguese Cork Association makes another stride in consumer education in China as it recently helped Qingdao Wine Museum, arguably the largest of its kind in China, revamp the cork exhibition area in its process pavilion. In order to give visitors a bird’s eye view on the close relationship between cork stopper and wine industry, the Portuguese …

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