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Talking Cork with Pattie Baker

Starting July 21, 2014, 100PercentCork.org on Facebook is posting all 24 parts of the series “Talking Cork with Pattie Baker” of FoodShedPlanet.com A passionate author, photojournalist, blogger, and urban farmer, Pattie was invited on an investigative journalism trip to the cork forests and factories of Portugal with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance to bear witness to an ecosystem in peril. Check out …

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Stottle Winery

“Our customers perceive high quality natural cork wine to be more quality than rubber or screw tops wine closures. Plus, who doesn’t love that little pop sound?” Stottle Winery is a family owned-boutique winery in Lacey, Washington. The winery was started by husband and wife team Josh and Amy Stottlemyer after a shared passion of wine and wine touring. Founder …

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Let’s debunk some of those wine myths

By Julianna Hayes, The Daily Courier | Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014 During our marathon judging sessions last month for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in B.C. Wines, my panel picked up on a wine we identified as “corked.” It was musty smelling like a damp basement, which is a strong indication of the presence of a nasty little chemical known …

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Growing Preference Among U.S. Wine Consumers for Natural Cork Stoppers

90 Percent of Top 50 Selling Restaurant Brands Sealed with Cork LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 – 100% Cork (www.100percentcork.org) said today that recent independent market research of wine sales in restaurants and retail outlets confirms the growing preference by U.S. consumers for wines sealed with natural cork over all artificial closures at all price points. Wine & Spirits’ “25th …

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Harvesting Cork Is as Natural as Shearing Sheep

(NewsUSA) – Natural cork is one of the planet’s most versatile and useful materials. It is used to make everything from wine stoppers, to high-fashion items, to building materials. Natural cork can even be found as insulation on the space shuttle. Despite cork’s many uses, there is still much confusion about the supply of cork and where it comes from. Contrary to …

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Toasted Toad Cellars

Toasted Toad Cellars is a boutique winery located in Lodi, California that specializes in small lot production.  The winery was started by the father-daughter team of Jeff and Laura from a shared passion for wines of both common and unusual varietals.  Being located in Lodi gives them the chance to source a great many varietals ranging from the common Bordeaux …

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Houlihan’s Restaurants Partners with ReCORK, Offers Cork Recycling at all Locations

LEAWOOD, Kan., April 17, 2014 – Houlihan’s Restaurants, a modern American restaurant and bar, announced today a new partnership with ReCORK, a US-based natural wine cork recycling program dedicated to keeping cork out of landfills and repurposing corks into practical products. Known for its social bar & lounge, and award winning happy hour, Houlihan’s will now recycle every wine cork popped.  …

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100% Cork Launches Social Media Campaign to Plant Cork Trees in Northern Portugal

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 100% Cork (www.100percentcork.org), a global campaign to raise awareness of cork’s environmental benefits, today announced that it is launching a social media campaign in honor of Earth Day to help plant cork oak saplings in Melgaco, Portugal. The campaign is being run in partnership with two projects (Common Forest and Green Cork) of Portugal’s …

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BevMo! to Celebrate Earth Day With 100% Cork Partnership

CONCORD, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 8, 2014) – Today BevMo! announced it will celebrate Earth Day by promoting cork education and awareness. The program, which is being offered in conjunction with 100% Cork, spans the month of April and highlights the environmental benefits of natural cork. 100% Cork is a global campaign to educate wine consumers, retailers and wineries about the …

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Today’s Most Unknown Agricultural Crisis – by Pattie Baker

By Pattie Baker, published by Michael Jordan | Mar 29, 2014 Take one of the most sustainable agriculture products in the world. Add increased demand from the United States for the beverage most associated with it. Toss in a lackluster economy that makes saving every penny important, and offer manufacturers a cheaper (albeit unsustainable) alternative that consumers don’t seem to mind. Look the other way at destruction of one of our globe’s …

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