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Good for Wine

The real cork stopper is good for wine because it has unique innate qualities, which interact beneficially with wine. It contributes to developing its character, gives it authenticity and brings it value. Cork, which is just as natural and noble as wine, benefits from the production of wine and reciprocates with premium performance stoppers. Both industries have grown together over the centuries.

  • Naturally Sequesters Carbon
  • Timeless Partner to Wine

“In comparison to the aluminium and plastic closures, the cork stopper is the best alternative in terms of non-renewable energy consumption, emission of greenhouse effect gases, contribution to atmospheric acidification, contribution to the formation of photochemical oxidants, contribution to the eutrophication of surface water and total production of solid waste.” 1

“The capture of carbon by the cork oaks during the photosynthesis process results in plant growth and transforms atmospheric CO2 into O2 and, in the case of organic matter, into cellulose. For this reason the forest is considered to be an important carbon sink.” 2

1. Source: PWC-Evaluation of the Environmental Impacts of Cork Stoppers Versus Aluminum and Plastic Closures, pg. 56 | Download pdf

2. Source: PWC-Evaluation of the Environmental Impacts of Cork Stoppers Versus Aluminum and Plastic Closures, pg. 14 | Download pdf

“Ever since the French monk Dom Perignon experimented with a new stopper for his sparkling wine in the early 1600s, cork stoppers have underpinned the global wine industry.” 1

“In the Wine Business Monthly 2009 Closure Report, wineries rated closures by perceived consumer acceptance. Natural cork received the highest marks. A more direct study of consumer perception was conducted by the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center1. It found that consumers perceived wine finished with cork to have higher quality and price than the same wine finished in alternative closures.”

“In a study conducted by Tragon2, consumers were asked to rate the appropriateness of different closures for a variety of occasions … when consumers were asked the general question “how likely would you be to purchase wines with this closure”? Natural cork was selected by a 4:1 margin over alternatives.” 2

1. Source: WWF-Cork Screwed? Environmental and economic impacts of the cork stopper, pg. 18 | Download pdf

2. Source: CQC, Timeless partner to wine, pg. 1 | Download pdf