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Renowned Master of Wine Lindsay Pomeroy asks “how sustainable is my beloved wine industry?”, and looks at the issue from the standpoint of water usage, vineyard practices, and carbon footprint. She goes on to question her own actions and considers how she can lower her personal carbon footprint. One implied answer? Support cork forests by choosing wines closed with cork. …

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Survey shows 95% of 2021 top 100 selling wines in China use cork stopper – For years we have learned that the majority of wine trade, professionals and consumers in China have an exceptionally strong preference towards cork stopper rather than other types of closures. But what is the magnitude of such deep-seated advocacy? According to the findings of a recent …

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How do you make everyday home goods more sustainable and better for the environment? You make them out of cork. That’s what London-based design studio, Mind the Cork, decided to do when it looked for a material to use for its eco-friendly line of products. Cork is a 100 percent natural material that is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Made from …

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Natural cork enjoyed a banner year in 2021. Portuguese cork exports set a record last year, reaching $1.269 billion in value according to the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), which represents the country’s cork industry and its products. The association reported that the total value of cork exports grew 12 percent compared to 2020, and increased seven percent compared to 2019. …

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When Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis decided to reinterpret a classic piece of antiquity, The Three Graces, he turned to cork to bring his creation to life. Reis used cork from Portugal to construct three sculptures that were created at the invitation of the Louvre Museum in Paris, as part of the Portugal-France 2022 Crusade Season. The Three Graces have …

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There is growing interest in the recycling of cork wine stoppers as the wine industry continues to embrace sustainable practices to address climate change. Since 2018, 550 million corks have been collected worldwide. France leads the way with consumers turning in nearly 45 million corks annually. But that still only accounts for a fraction of the nearly 12 billion cork …

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Cork is the most popular closure in the wine industry, sealing nearly 70 percent of all wines, but the percentage is much higher when it comes to the world’s top-rated wines. A recent Nielsen report that tracked the top 100 Premium Brands from 2020 found that US consumers prefered cork to alternatives in every price category, particularly in wines above …

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From self-driving cars to hyperloops, our urban centers are evolving at a dizzying pace. Cities are expected to be quieter and greener, and ultimately, more livable. When it comes to silence and sustainability, cork is an old ally with endless applications. According to the World Health Organization, noise pollution has created serious environmental issues in European cities. Over the last …

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The roar of a super car’s 12 cylinders promises the thrill of wild acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour in mere seconds. The thunder of a jet’s turbine engines builds anticipation for a miraculous climb to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The pop – or the more subtle pffft – of a Champagne cork ignites the spirit …

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The animated crowds that gathered at the Austin Wine + Food Festival and the San Diego Bay Food + Wine Festival, both held in Nov., discovered something new at this year’s events—cork recycling boxes dotting the grounds. The boxes were part of environmentally-focused partnerships between 100% Cork and the two festivals to promote the sustainability of cork closures. With a …

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