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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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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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