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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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When tech giant Google decided to open its first ever physical retail store in New York City, it made a commitment to designing the space with a focus on sustainability. The company considered every element of the process from construction methods and mechanical systems to the materials it used. As part of its company-wide commitment to sustainability, Google integrated reusable …

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What do some of the best rosés in the world share in common? They are bottled with cork closures. That was one of the results from a competition conducted by the Global Rosé Masters on behalf of The Drinks Business. The magazine selected the top 10 highest scoring wines from the competition in 2021, setting the price at $34 or …

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NEW YORK, NY (June 14, 2021) – According to recent research commissioned on behalf of The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), cork closures continue to be the market leader for the premium wine market in the US, highlighted by significant growth in both sales and market share over the past decade. Between 2010 and 2020, case sales of cork finished wines among …

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The Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University and The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) are proud to announce the opening of “History in a Bottle,” a permanent exhibit that showcases American history through an unparalleled collection of wines and spirits that date as far back as 1796. Nearly every bottle on display and in the Liberty Hall cellar has been preserved …

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‘Cork: The New Crown Jewel’ is the headline on the cover of the latest issue of Executive Digest – which states that “This is truly a historic phase for cork.” (Translated from Portuguese) Portuguese cork is number one worldwide. The industry has been able to reinvent itself. In the last 15 years, the Portuguese Cork Association has invested more than …

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Myths and Facts about Cork

Dr. Paolo Lopes is a Portuguese scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on cork wine closures. He sat down for an interview with the Napa Valley Wine Academy to talk about some of the latest research on cork closures, especially oxygen transfer, and some hard-to-dispel myths about cork. Myth number 1: Oxygen passes through the cork and interacts …

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