CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Scientific trials have shown that screwcaps outperform all other closures, including cork. Doesn’t that confirm they are the best closure?
Scientific trials such as the AWRI’s comparative closure trial have concluded that there is no such thing as a perfect closure.
“No one closure tested in this study could be considered entirely suitable by all criteria assessed, for the long term storage of wine.”
AWRI media release, ‘First results of the AWRI wine bottle closure trial published 12 July 2001’
Corks, especially Twin Top, performed at or near the top on all key parameters, without the presence of sulphide-like odours or premature oxidation. Even after 63 months, Twin Top continues to perform well.
According to the former director of the AWRI, Professor Peter Hoj, all closures can be improved:
“All could perform better: cork producers needing to go further in reducing taint; screwcap producers having ‘a long way to go’ to improve liners and gas exchange, and also in preventing damage to caps when knocked; and synthetics are still considered to ‘scalp’ flavour from wine”
Prof. Peter Hoj, quoted in ‘Australia pulls out the stoppers’, Chris Snow, Herald Sun, 11 September 2004, p94
What is the world cork forest area?
It is estimated that there are over 2.3 million hectares of cork oak forest. About 716,000 hectares are situated in Portugal, which represents 22,5% of the national forest area. Half of the world cork production is Portuguese. The rest is situated in Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
A Cork Comeback08/10/2013
After a journey to Portugal and to Amorim facilities, Tal Gal Cohen and Snow Shai present: “A Cork Comeback” part of web series “Wine Passions”.
Amorim and O-I Launch Wine Packaging Innovation17/06/2013
HELIX, the cork & glass solution with an ‘unexpected twist’
Corticeira Amorim nominated finalist of the European Business Awards, in the Top 10 Innovative Companies11/01/2013
Corticeira Amorim is one of the 10 selected finalists in the Innovation category, an award rewarding excellence associated with innovation, based on strict ethical principles.
Cork used in state-of-the-art Siemens metro07/01/2013
Amorim provided solutions for the state-of-the-art Inspiro metro, designed by Siemens to be one of the most efficient and sustainable vehicles of its kind, boasting cutting-edge design.
Seal of Sustainability awarded to Corticeira Amorim25/09/2012
Corticeira Amorim acknowledged by the Portuguese Platform for Sustainable Construction as the only gold level company
Anna Loskiewicz, winner of Vitra Design Museum competition12/09/2012
367 projects from 39 countries have responded to the challenge launched by Vitra Design Museum and Domaine de Boisbuchet in partnership with Corticeira Amorim.
Ana Loskiewicz, a Polish designer, is the winner of a competition sponsored by Corticeira Amorim.
Leading Australian winery returns to cork30/07/2012
Leading Australian winery Rusden Wines has announced it is giving up on screwcap closures after five years as a result of persistent quality control issues and will now bottle its entire product range under cork.
Habitable sculptural module made of cork on display in Guimaraes, Portugal09/07/2012
Shelter by GG, a habitable module made of cork, was designed by Gabriela Gomes and is now displayed at Guimarães, the European Capital of Culture. Designed with cork from Corticeira Amorim.
Vitra Design Museum launches a competition in partnership with Corticeira Amorim20/06/2012
Vitra Design Museum launches a competition in partnership with Corticeira Amorim. The Vitra Design Museum in partnership with Corticeira Amorim has recently launched a competition challenging designers from all over the world to design new and innovative uses for cork.
Presentation of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, lined with cork from Amorim04/06/2012
The Pavilion will be open to the public until 14 October 2012 in London. The opening event of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on the 1st of June was reported by 135 journalists. This is a true showcase for Portuguese natural cork.
Amorim, New Supporter of the Wine & Spirit education Trust16/05/2012
The world’s leading cork producer Amorim has become the latest wine trade company officially to support the Wine & Spirit Education Trust world-wide.
Cork featured at Serpentine Gallery Pavilion08/05/2012
Cork has been selected as the distinctive design element for the 2012 architectural presentation at the renowned Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.