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Growing Preference Among U.S. Wine Consumers for Natural Cork Stoppers

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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 ... Read More »

Harvesting Cork Is as Natural as Shearing Sheep

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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 ... Read More »

Houlihan’s Restaurants Partners with ReCORK, Offers Cork Recycling at all Locations

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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.  ... Read More »

100% Cork Launches Social Media Campaign to Plant Cork Trees in Northern Portugal

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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 ... Read More »

BevMo! to Celebrate Earth Day With 100% Cork Partnership

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CONCORD, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 8, 2014) – Today BevMo! announced it will celebrate Earth Day by promoting cork education and awareness. The program, which is being offered in conjunction with 100% Cork, spans the month of April and highlights the environmental benefits of natural cork. 100% Cork is a global campaign to educate wine consumers, retailers and wineries about the ... Read More »

Today’s Most Unknown Agricultural Crisis – by Pattie Baker

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By Pattie Baker, published by Michael Jordan | Mar 29, 2014 Take one of the most sustainable agriculture products in the world. Add increased demand from the United States for the beverage most associated with it. Toss in a lackluster economy that makes saving every penny important, and offer manufacturers a cheaper (albeit unsustainable) alternative that consumers don’t seem to mind. Look the other way at destruction of one of our globe’s ... Read More »

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 »

Natural Cork Stopper Associated with Wines of Significantly Higher Quality…

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NAPA, Calif., March 9th, 2014 – According to a recent market research study on wine closures conducted by Tragon Corporation, 93 percent of U.S. wine consumers associate natural cork with higher quality wines, while only 11 percent of U.S. wine consumers believe wines sealed with a screw cap to be of high quality. Similar results were found in both Germany and ... 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 »