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262803563.424Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

565962173.184Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • Is cork an endangered natural resource?

    No. The extraction of cork is a controlled process and does not required the cork oaks to be felled - on the contrary, it contributes to their regeneration. It is the cork industry which makes the continuity of the cork oak forest viable, by contributing to the maintenance of forests and the populations that depend on them. A recent estimate forecasts that only in Portugal, where there is the world's largest cork oak forest area, shall the harvestable cork be enough to meet market demand for the next 100 years.

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  • Do wines age just as well under screwcaps as they do under good quality cork?

    It is a mistake to equate the best quality corks with screwcaps, which have a much stronger tendency to impart reduced characters to wine and restrict wine development.

    While screwcaps may be suitable for some wines intended for quick drinking, very little is yet known about the impact of screwcaps on more complex wines intended for long-term cellaring.

    Current thinking suggests that wines will develop more slowly under screwcap and may develop into different wines. They may never develop the characters winemakers and consumers appreciate in cork-sealed wines.

    In those markets with greatest experience of screwcap, there is growing recognition that the issue of cork vs screwcap is far less clear-cut than screwcap advocates claim.

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  • Metamorphosis: Innovation and Creativity

    The result of a process of research and development around the cork potential

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork dress
    At drinks retailing awards at London

    Cork to create a unique dress, created by the renowned designer Kevin Freeman

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork synonymous with quality

    Consumer surveys show that consistently and in different markets – USA, Australia, Germany and China – the cork stopper is a powerful selling point

    15/07/2014close
  • A Cork Comeback

    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”.

    08/10/2013close
  • Amorim and O-I Launch Wine Packaging Innovation

    HELIX, the cork & glass solution with an ‘unexpected twist

    17/06/2013close
  • Corticeira Amorim nominated finalist of the European Business Awards, in the Top 10 Innovative Companies

    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.

    11/01/2013close
  • Cork used in state-of-the-art Siemens metro

    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.

    07/01/2013close
  • Seal of Sustainability awarded to Corticeira Amorim

    Corticeira Amorim acknowledged by the Portuguese Platform for Sustainable Construction as the only gold level company

    25/09/2012close
  • Anna Loskiewicz, winner of Vitra Design Museum competition

    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.

    12/09/2012close
  • Leading Australian winery returns to cork

    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.

    30/07/2012close
  • Habitable sculptural module made of cork on display in Guimaraes, Portugal

    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.

    09/07/2012close
  • Vitra Design Museum launches a competition in partnership with Corticeira Amorim

    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.

    20/06/2012close