CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Are sulphide-like odours in wines under screwcaps not nearly as big a problem as TCA and random oxidation with cork?
The incidence and intensity of TCA continues to fall and the latest research shows that cork is remarkable consistent in terms of oxygen ingress.
That does not mean that cork producers can relax. Amorim will remain ever vigilant against TCA. Our R&D effort will help us better understand and control oxygen ingress through corks and we will work with winemakers to minimise the risk of ‘random oxidation’ associated with bottling line operations.
While the problem curve for cork is coming down, the problem curve for screwcaps is going up.
Screwcap producers and wine researchers are a long way from knowing how to avoid the sulphide-like odours (SLOs).
More and more questions are being raised about the effect of the screwcap on wine development.
Besides cork, what other parts of the cork oak are used and for which purpose?
Nothing is wasted from the cork oak, all its components have a useful ecological or economic purpose:
- The acorn, which is the fruit of the cork oak, is used to propagate the species, as animal fodder and in the manufacture of cooking oils;
- The leaves are used as fodder and a natural fertiliser;
- The material from tree pruning and decrepit trees provides firewood and charcoal;
- The tannins and natural acids contained within the wood from the tree are used in chemical and beauty products.
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.