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The Cork vs. Screwcap Decision

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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 »

100% Cork Launches Campaign to Help Wineries Gain Market Share with the Use of Cork

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Selected Wineries that Use Cork to be Provided with Range of Powerful Marketing Tools to Promote their Brands 100% Cork, the movement to educate wine drinkers and wine makers about the social, technical and environmental benefits of natural cork, is launching a new campaign to show all wineries how they can increase their revenues and market share by sealing their ... Read More »

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

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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 ”

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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 »

From Bark to Bottle – a Cork Story – NYTimes.com

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By ANDREW C. REVKIN, NYTimes.com | MAY 6, 2012 2:52 AM For the second year, I’ve co-taught a documentary production course at Pace University in which a team of graduate and undergraduate communication students travels on spring break not to lounge on a beach, but to shoot a short film with an environmental theme. Last year’s film focused on an ... Read More »