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.

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An Untainted Cork Study

What’s the easiest way for winemakers to raise the quality of their wine? Put a cork in it. A recent study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that wine drinkers in a blind taste test rated the same wine 10% – 13% higher when they were led to believe by visual cues that the wine was closed …

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The first television advertisement campaign in the US for natural cork debuted on August 15 on the Comcast cable network in Napa and Sonoma counties. The advertisements are aimed at the wine industry and wine drinkers in America’s top prime winemaking region, and feature premier local winemakers sharing with their neighbors and colleagues personal and professional anecdotes as to why …

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According to a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese Cork Association, 88% of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines from the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 are sealed with cork closures. Of the red wines included in the lists, 92% are sealed with cork, while the number for whites is 74%. By country (note: country specific data is from the 2016-2017 …

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