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American Consumers: We Want Cork

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By Snooth Editorial | November 17, 2014 The United States’ penchant for the real McCork is growing. According to a recent release by the California-based Cork Quality Council (CQC) in which the group analyzes statistics from Vinostat and Nielsen Tracking Surveys, American wine producers and wine drinkers are seeing a steady increase in the number or purchases of premium bottles ... Read More »

Leading Wineries Join Cork Industry to Highlight Consumer Preference for Natural Cork

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Holiday Campaign in California Wine Region Promotes Benefits of Natural Cork SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 100% Cork and a group of leading Northern California wineries today announced the launch of a novel multi-media campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of natural cork wine closures and demonstrate to other wineries the value of promoting their use of cork.  The wineries are Bogle Vineyards, ... Read More »

Is Cork an Untapped Marketing Advantage?

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By Cyril Penn, WineBusiness.com | Posted: November 24, 2014 Cork suppliers are launching a multi-media campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of natural cork wine closures. The initiative, which will involve radio spots and digital advertising, marks the first time the 100% Cork campaign has joined together with wineries to advertise on their behalf to raise awareness about cork. Wineries ... Read More »

Fetzer Wines

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Most people take the easy route. Barney Fetzer had other ideas. Pioneering earth-friendly winemaking long before it was a buzzword, Fetzer Vineyards continues Barney’s legacy of hard work, radical thinking and wines that make a difference. Learn more at Fetzer.com Read More »

92% of Gold Medal Winning Wines at Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sealed with Cork

Selby Winery 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Selby Winery’s Cork-Finished 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Selected as the Sweepstake’s-Winning White Wine LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2014 – 100% Cork (www.100percentcork.org) said today that the results from the recently-concluded Sonoma County Harvest Fair further validate cork’s advantages over alternative stoppers, when it comes to what is best for wine. This year’s competition included over 1,000 wines made from Sonoma County grapes. ... Read More »

Pop! Goes The Cork: The Ideas Behind This Season’s Most Iconic Sound

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By Cathy Huyghe, Contributor, Forbes.com | Posted: November 14, 2014 It’s almost time! For cork-popping season, that is – that festive time of the year when the iconic sound of cork being released from a wine bottle signals the beginning of things. The beginning of a party, maybe. Or the beginning of a holiday celebration with friends or colleagues or ... Read More »

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 »