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Cork rises to the top as a highend design material

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by Emma Love | Financial Times | May 29, 2015 The bark product is not just an effective way to seal a wine bottle. It is increasingly being used to create furniture and furnishings… Sign up with Financial Times to get the full article Read More »

From Bark to Wine Stopper to Footwear — the Story of Cork

Cork strips from cork bark

Every time you buy a bottle of wine sealed with a natural cork stopper, you’re helping to sustain one of the world’s most biodiverse forests and protect an extraordinary ecosystem. While it might seem counterintuitive, the best way to ensure that there is no shortage of cork is to use more cork. That is because the greater the demand for ... Read More »

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma

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By Vegas Wineaux | VegasWineaux.com | June 22, 2015 I was honored to have a great interview with Christopher Silva, the CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma. We had been introduced because of my interest in one of several recent articles which noted that wineries are moving back to natural cork and beginning to eschew “alternative” closures such ... Read More »

Is Cork the Designer Material of the Future?

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by Seb Egerton-Read | Circulate | June 9, 2015 Cork is best known for its usage in making wine stoppers, but a recent trend has seen it used by designers in a growing range of different products from fashion (umbrellas and bags) to furniture (tables and bowls). There are a number of properties that make cork an attractive material – it ... Read More »

Cork it: Many Bay Area wine producers are switching back to natural cork

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By Chris Rauber | San Francisco Business Times | May 31, 2015 Christopher Silva, a fifth-generation Sonoma County native, is big on sustainable agriculture and “green” alternatives. So back in 2013, he decided to stop using synthetic wine bottle closures on virtually all of his company’s wines and return to the natural solution: Cork. And he hasn’t looked back. Silva’s company and ... Read More »

100 Percent Cork at BottleRock Napa

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May 29, 2015 100 Percent Cork is proud to be at this year’s BottleRock Napa Valley event: 3 days of Music, Wine, Food and Beer May 29-31. Drop by the 100% Cork booth to get free stuff like Cork sandals, wine tote bags, and other cool sustainable surprises. Instagram booth pictures with the hashtag #CorkIsCooler to get more prizes at ... Read More »

Put a Portuguese Cork in It at the Conrad Algarve

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by Julia Buckley | HotelChatter | May 21, 2015 Cork: Often enjoyed, rarely appreciated before it’s cruelly cast aside in favor of opening another bottle. But one hotel is out to change all that. The Conrad Algarve, in Portugal, wants you to reevaluate your relationship with cork. There are two things we like about its new Cork Route Experience. One ... Read More »

Any Wine Worth Its Grapes Deserves Natural Cork

Any wine worth its grapes deserves natural cork

There’s no shortage of wines to enjoy this summer. But here’s a tip: Always look for wines finished with natural cork. Real cork is one sure sign of quality and an authentic signature of the winemaker’s art. And while some wineries have tried alternatives, a growing number are coming back because of cork’s leading qualities – it’s better for wine, and it’s sustainably harvested. Remember: ... Read More »

World of Wine: Americans, French alike consider cork best bottle closure

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By Ron Smith | Inforum | April 15, 2015 Want something to show off at your next Trivial Pursuit game? Try this: What natural material is lighter than water, nearly impervious to air, hard to burn, resists rot, so elastic that it can snap back into original shape after 14,000 pounds of pressure per cubic inch and, by the way, ... Read More »