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Cork: Harvest for the Patient Farmer

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By RJ Evans, Kuriositas.com Have you ever wondered where that cork in your bottle of wine comes from?  The answer is most likely to be Spain or Portugal, where over half of the world’s cork is harvested – it is in fact the National Tree of the latter country. However, unlike other forms of forestry, the production of cork never involves ... Read More »

Cork ReHarvest: Leading the Cork Recycling Movement

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From CorkForest.org Founded in 2008, Cork ReHarvest has led the cork recycling movement in the US and Canada, helping to collect and recycle some of the billions natural corks that are produced each year. Equally important is our work to educate the public about the vital importance of preserving and protecting the Mediterranean cork forests. Cork collection boxes are placed in ... Read More »

Wine and the Environment?

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By Stephanie Valponi, Blogher.com | October 11, 2014 I love wine tasting and learning about pairing it with certain foods. It’s so much fun giving my favorite wines as gifts and there’s just something so elegant about it. A while back I posted a fun DIY about turning corks into coasters (you can check out the old post here). And believe ... Read More »

CBS News Sunday Morning: A toast to cork!

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CBS News Sunday Morning | October 5, 2014, 9:23 AM High in the mountains of Portugal’s Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow; Teichner visits a fourth-generation cork manufacturer to discover the ages-old traditions of producing corks. See original report here. Read More »

Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork

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(NewsUSA) – A growing list of leading wineries, including St. Francis, Bogle and Fetzer, are speaking up about the benefits of using natural cork. They recognize that not only does natural cork allow wines to age perfectly, but using natural cork also provides a potential competitive advantage when it comes to marketing their wine brands. According to Wines & Spirits ... Read More »

How Artisans Harvest Wine Corks In Portugal

Real Cork Harvesting in the Montado of Portugal

By Tina Caputo, Zester Daily | Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 The ax strikes the tree with a dry, hollow crack. The man wielding it carefully uses the edge of the blade to pry a thick piece of cork from the tree, then hands it down the ladder to a worker waiting below. In the surrounding forest, the crew continues separating the ... Read More »

Wine, women and corks

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By PAM PARKER Erie Times-News staff blogger | POSTED: JULY 29TH, 2014 There isn’t a lot I don’t know about wine. And corks. And that picture at left shows what my daughter and husband did with corks. Here’s some really good news from the email files: Women buy 80 percent of all wine sold in the U.S., and women overwhelming prefer ... Read More »

Shall We Put a Cork in It?

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By Allen Balik, Wine educator and columnist, Huffington Post | Posted: Monday, August 12, 2014 Few topics regarding a bottle of wine generate more impassioned and diverse opinions than the type of closure used. Natural cork is the centuries-old stand-by that has come under relentless attack over the last couple of decades. It has been somewhat replaced with varying rates of success by composite ... Read More »

Let’s debunk some of those wine myths

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »