CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Won’t screwcaps get rid of the problem of random oxidation?
No. Research and practical experience have shown all closures are subject to some degree of variability. In fact, they show that when properly handled cork performs remarkably consistently.
The high degree of consistency claimed for screwcaps depends to a large extent on eliminating all other sources of variation, including bottle finish variability, capping faults and bottling line faults, all problems that screwcap proponents acknowledge.
These same factors affect the performance of cork, although feedback from winemakers suggests that screwcaps make even greater demands on bottling line management than cork closures.
Amorim staff can advise on correct bottling line procedures to help avoid random oxidation (see Focus, ‘Choosing and Handling Cork’)
Are synthetic closures also environmentally friendly because they are recyclable?
Unlike cork, synthetic closures are not natural, renewable or biodegradable, and their production adds to greenhouse emissions.
The synthetic materials may be recyclable but efforts to establish recycling of synthetic closures have failed because it is uneconomic.
No closure can match cork as a sustainable form of packaging, a matter of increasing importance to many consumers.
A toast to cork!
High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in “what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow”.
El Corte Inglés hosts Ervideira's worldwide launch of Helix08/09/2014
The first major wine packaging innovation of the 21st century was presented on the 24th of July by Ervideira (a wine producer in the region of Alentejo) and Corticeira Amorim at El Corte Inglés, in Lisbon.
El Corte Inglés hosts Ervideira's worldwide launch of Helix30/07/2014
Ervideira wines are the first to use an innovative solution developed by the North American Owens-Illinois and the Portuguese cork producer Corticeira Amorim
Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée25/07/2014
350 bottles of Champagne were submerged into the sea at a depth of 43 m, in total darkness and a constant water temperature of around 4-6°C
Metamorphosis: Innovation and Creativity15/07/2014
The result of a process of research and development around the cork potential
At drinks retailing awards at London15/07/2014
Cork to create a unique dress, created by the renowned designer Kevin Freeman
Cork synonymous with quality15/07/2014
Consumer surveys show that consistently and in different markets – USA, Australia, Germany and China – the cork stopper is a powerful selling point
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