Master Sommelier Laura Maniec’s Corkbuzz location in Union Square was bustling on a rainy Monday morning, as New York’s top wine directors, sommeliers, and retail wine buyers gathered for an interactive workshop to examine the aging process through natural cork. Guided by David Amadia (President of Ridge Vineyards), Julien Howsepian (Assistant Winemaker at Kosta Browne Winery), and Master Sommelier Christopher …Read More
Cork. It’s more than a detail.
Why is it that winemakers worldwide entrust cork to preserve their wine? In fact, 70% of all wine stoppers are made of cork, including the vast majority of the world’s best wines. While the relationship between wine and cork is rooted in centuries of tradition, and the romance and rituals that have evolved around opening a bottle of wine are treasured by wine lovers everywhere, winemakers are above all about making great tasting wines, and the simple fact is, cork makes wine taste better. This 100% natural, renewable and sustainable natural resource is a miracle material perfectly suited to aid in the preservation and development of wine – for winemakers, the “final piece of the puzzle” in the winemaking process.