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The Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University and The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) are proud to announce the opening of “History in a Bottle,” a permanent exhibit that showcases American history through an unparalleled collection of wines and spirits that date as far back as 1796. Nearly every bottle on display and in the Liberty Hall cellar has been preserved …

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‘Cork: The New Crown Jewel’ is the headline on the cover of the latest issue of Executive Digest – which states that “This is truly a historic phase for cork.” (Translated from Portuguese) Portuguese cork is number one worldwide. The industry has been able to reinvent itself. In the last 15 years, the Portuguese Cork Association has invested more than …

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Myths and Facts about Cork

Dr. Paolo Lopes is a Portuguese scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on cork wine closures. He sat down for an interview with the Napa Valley Wine Academy to talk about some of the latest research on cork closures, especially oxygen transfer, and some hard-to-dispel myths about cork. Myth number 1: Oxygen passes through the cork and interacts …

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Recorked Demijohn Sells for $39,000 Museum to Establish Permanent Exhibition of Wines & Spirits in Conjunction with Cork Association NEW YORK, December 21, 2018 – The Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University auctioned off through Christie’s Auction House a portion of its collection of centuries old wines and spirits, raising funds to provide handicap access to the museum. The entire …

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Master Sommelier Laura Maniec’s Corkbuzz location in Union Square was bustling on a rainy Monday morning, as New York’s top wine directors, sommeliers, and retail wine buyers gathered for an interactive workshop to examine the aging process through natural cork. Guided by David Amadia (President of Ridge Vineyards), Julien Howsepian (Assistant Winemaker at Kosta Browne Winery), and Master Sommelier Christopher …

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An Untainted Cork Study

What’s the easiest way for winemakers to raise the quality of their wine? Put a cork in it. A recent study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that wine drinkers in a blind taste test rated the same wine 10% – 13% higher when they were led to believe by visual cues that the wine was closed …

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The first television advertisement campaign in the US for natural cork debuted on August 15 on the Comcast cable network in Napa and Sonoma counties. The advertisements are aimed at the wine industry and wine drinkers in America’s top prime winemaking region, and feature premier local winemakers sharing with their neighbors and colleagues personal and professional anecdotes as to why …

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According to a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese Cork Association, 88% of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines from the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 are sealed with cork closures. Of the red wines included in the lists, 92% are sealed with cork, while the number for whites is 74%. By country (note: country specific data is from the 2016-2017 …

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