CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013


CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Amorim launches world's first whole natural corks with proven non-detectable TCA guarantee

    Amorim has achieved a major technological breakthrough to become the world’s first cork producer to deliver natural cork stoppers to winemakers in six countries with a non-detectable TCA guarantee*, using cutting-edge technology that has not only been successfully trialed, but which is also being independently validated on performance.

  • When it comes to wine closures, Amorim is worlds apart and our new video shows it

    Amorim is the largest producer and supplier of cork stoppers worldwide and in whom the main wine producers trust.

  • Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro  students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards

    A cerimónia de entrega de prémios teve lugar pela primeira vez em Madrid, numa gala aberta ao público no Medialab-Prado.

  • Brazil: Cork Stoppers mean quality wines

    Consumers believe that cork best preserves the natural properties of wines.

  • Recycling of Cork Stoppers in France reverts to the fight against cancer

    In the framework of the Ecobouchon recycling programme, Amorim Cork France collected 46 tons of cork stoppers.

  • Amorim Cork South Africa supports the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

    Amorim Cork South Africa has associated itself to The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme – a reputable training and mentoring initiative for future winemakers and vineyard owners.

  • A toast to cork! 

    CBS News

    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”.

  • The cork oak and natural cork play an instrumental role in the fight against climate changes

    A well-managed cork oak forest can sequester 14.7 tons of CO2 per hectare and per year

  • Natural cork closure adds value to the average price of a bottle and is a convincing sales pitch

    A trend analysis using data from AC Nielsen on the TOP 100-selling premium wine brands in the USA shows that since 2010, the year when the study began, there has been a significant 30% increase in the market share of wines sealed with natural cork compared to a 9% increase in wines bottled with alternative wine closures.

  • Ervideira and Corticeira Amorim present Helix at El Corte Inglés

    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.

  • Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée

    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 Creativity

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