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Wine, women and corks

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 …

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Shall We Put a Cork in It?

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 …

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Press Release | June 19, 2014 Cork Stopper is the preferred closure for Chinese wine consumers According to the findings of a recent Chinese wine consumer survey, cork stopper is the preferred closure and is perceived as being closely associated with good quality of wine in China. Aiming at shedding light on the perception, preferences and consumption behaviors on wines and …

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Climate Change and Cork: Setting the Record Straight A recent study (“Comparison of good- and bad-quality cork: application of high-throughput sequencing of phellogenic tissue”) conducted by researchers associated with the University of Lisbon has created the false impression that there has been a decline in the quality of cork brought about by a possible link to climate change. The authors …

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Starting July 21, 2014, 100PercentCork.org on Facebook is posting all 24 parts of the series “Talking Cork with Pattie Baker” of FoodShedPlanet.com A passionate author, photojournalist, blogger, and urban farmer, Pattie was invited on an investigative journalism trip to the cork forests and factories of Portugal with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance to bear witness to an ecosystem in peril. Check out …

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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 …

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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 …

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(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 …

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LEAWOOD, Kan., April 17, 2014 – Houlihan’s Restaurants, a modern American restaurant and bar, announced today a new partnership with ReCORK, a US-based natural wine cork recycling program dedicated to keeping cork out of landfills and repurposing corks into practical products. Known for its social bar & lounge, and award winning happy hour, Houlihan’s will now recycle every wine cork popped.  …

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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 …

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