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January 30, 2015 by Rita Gonçalves A recent survey conducted by Conecta and Ibope studied the consumption habits of wine consumers in the city of São Paulo. The research reveals that consumers consider the importance of the wine’s “closure” to be proportional to the quality of the wine. The study shows that “a cork closure is a value-adding element of …

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Closure Minded

Published letter to the editor from Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator, Issue: February 28, 2015 In a recent “Ask Dr. Vinny” column dealing with wine closures (online, Oct. 17), Dr. Vinifera writes, “Corks can crumble, fail, and cause bottle variation or TCA contamination,” all of which is true. However, because [Vinny] is admittedly “pro-twist off,” he creates the false impression …

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By Amorim Cork | Winetimes.co | Published January 12, 2015 The importance accorded to wine competitions and ratings in South Africa has assisted in underscoring the fact that natural cork remains the preferred closure for premium wines. According to Joaquim Sá, MD of Amorim South Africa, many consumers, wine retailers and wine commentators have always considered competitions and ratings as a …

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From Portuguese Cork Association www.realcork.org It cannot be repeated often enough that cork stoppers are a natural, recyclable and biodegradable product. But even through they are biodegradable, they can still be recycled. To take advantage of and preserve this valuable resource, a growing number of countries have taken measures to implement recycling initiatives, in order to raise awareness of the importance of …

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BY BARRY WARNER | Rockland County Times | Posted January 8th, 2015 The endless amount of items that people throw away everyday include paper towel tubes, plastic cups and cork bottle stoppers. However these materials can be reused in other ways. Instructor Amina Chaudhri showed a group of kids at New City Library recently that cork stoppers are adaptable and …

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By Andrew Waterhouse, Professor of Enology at University of California, Davis | The Conversation | Published December 30, 2014 Most foods are best as fresh as possible. I remember picking peaches at my grandfather’s ranch in Northern California and eating them on the spot. What a taste! But the exceptions to this rule are the many wines that actually need some …

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By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times | Posted: Sunday, December 7, 2014 The world’s wine cork producers want you to know they’re sorry. Two hundred fifty years of market dominance may have left a whiff of complacency. They didn’t always listen to your gripes about cork taint — that awkward moment when you pop open your prized cabernet and it smells …

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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 …

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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, …

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