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

Houlihan cork recycling

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.  ... Read More »

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

Cork plant a tree

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 ... Read More »

BevMo! to Celebrate Earth Day With 100% Cork Partnership

cork & bevmo!

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Shannopn Ridge Sheep and Dogs

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, based in Lake County, Calif., is a sweeping vineyard dotted with sheep. The family owned winery uses sheep in the vineyards to keep the vines healthy by integrating grazing with the grape-growing cycle. They call this natural farming method, the Ovis Cycle. This ensures that the crops are fertilized naturally and the sheep are eating ... Read More »

March Contest


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The Cork vs. Screwcap Decision

cork and wine bottles

FRI 14 MAR 14 | 11:00 AM ET Clay Shannon of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines started out using screwcaps for his wine bottles, but switched to cork as the cork industry fights to regain market share. Read More »

Natural Cork Stopper Associated with Wines of Significantly Higher Quality…


NAPA, Calif., March 9th, 2014 – According to a recent market research study on wine closures conducted by Tragon Corporation, 93 percent of U.S. wine consumers associate natural cork with higher quality wines, while only 11 percent of U.S. wine consumers believe wines sealed with a screw cap to be of high quality. Similar results were found in both Germany and ... Read More »

Thomas Kruse Winery


When we began planning our vineyard, we wanted to use the name St. Claire – patron saint of the poor (which seemed fitting) and after our own Santa Clara Valley. After some research, we found that name had been taken by another winery. Some time went by and a lonely affectionate retriever came looking for a home and found one ... Read More »

Deerfield Ranch Winery


Deerfield Ranch Winery, in Kenwood, the heart of Sonoma Valley, is an award winning, certified organic producer, winery crafting 15,000 cases annually. Robert Rex and associate winemaker, Cecilia Valdivia, and their team, make small lots of handcrafted wine from more than 26 carefully selected vineyards in Sonoma County. Specializing in blended wines, Deerfield is at the forefront of this modern yet ... Read More »