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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The Wine Scholars Guild and Master of Wine, Jane Masters, hosted an educational webinar exploring the history and production of natural cork as the wine industry’s preeminent closure. Held on July 5th, the webinar titled, Cork: A Closure for the Ages, focused on the intrinsic qualities of cork and its sustainability. The presentation highlighted cork’s environmental benefits as a renewable …

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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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