CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Winemakers in Australia and New Zealand are switching to screwcap closures. Doesn’t that suggest a positive experience with using them?
Winemakers have begun to use screwcaps, especially on fresh aromatic and quick drinking wines, but most also use cork.
As well as concern about suphide like odours, many winemakers have expressed caution about their suitability for wines with greater complexity.
They have concern that screwcaps will slow down bottle ageing, creating ‘Peter Pan’ wines, ‘frozen in time’, which never develop the same character as they do under cork.
Some winemakers have returned to cork, disappointed with the effect on wine quality.
We are confident that with further experience winemakers will recognise the value a cork closure can add to their wine.
Isn’t there a shortage of cork in the world?
There is enough cork in Portugal to meet demand for the next 100 years. Under a large-scale re-forestation program funded by the EU the forests are growing by 4 per cent a year. High quality cork forests in North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco) are being brought into commercial production.
Most importantly, the introduction of high quality technical corks is allowing much better utilisation of the cork resource.
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
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.