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Harvesting Cork Is as Natural as Shearing Sheep

Cork-Harvesting

(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 ... 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 »

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 »

Summit Daily News: “Ask Eartha: Corks or screw tops?”

Cork strips from cork bark

Real corks represent a natural and renewable resource and provide jobs for tens of thousands of people in the Mediterranean region. Is it greener to buy wine with traditional corks or screw tops? —Matt, Breckenridge Since we love our vino at the Steward house, we’ve been wondering the same thing, Matt. As you know, screw-tops and synthetic corks are becoming ... Read More »

Wine Spectator – “ When to Put a Cork in It ”

Natural cork stoppers

By Ben O’Donnell In recent years, the shift from cork to screw cap seemed inevitable. Forward-thinking regions like Australia and New Zealand now use screw caps for around 70 percent and 90 percent, respectively, of all their wine to better protect the quality. So it came as a surprise two years ago, when winemaker Adam Mason, working for South Africa’s ... Read More »

Wall Street Journal – “ Why Cork Is Still a Show Stopper ”

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By William Lyons IN A TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED cellar with little damp, a good cork will be able to protect wine for several decades. The problem arises on those rare occasions when it doesn’t. Anyone who has built up a collection of fine wines over, say, 40 years will know that perhaps the biggest factor in maintaining their quality is the longevity ... Read More »