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693067317.75Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

1492559234.0Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • What is the world cork forest area?

    It is estimated that there are over 2.3 million hectares of cork oak forest. About 716,000 hectares are situated in Portugal, which represents 22,5% of the national forest area. Half of the world cork production is Portuguese. The rest is situated in Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

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  • Can cork ever be price-competitive with synthetic and screwcap closures?

    Amorim produces high quality closures to suit each market segment and price point and believe cork-based closures are very competitive. In fact, in some markets cork closures such as Neutrocork can cost half of the current prices for leading oil-derived stoppers

    Given the importance of the closure to the wine after bottling, winemakers are encouraged to ensure they purchase a high quality closure. Amorim commercial personnel can advise on the most appropriate closure for each wine.

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  • North Americans prefer cork stoppers

    Recent market research conducted in the USA and Canada provides further confirmation that cork is the preferred wine stopper for consumers

    28/11/2016close
  • NDtech wins two major Innovation Awards

    Revolutionary packaging solution wins a Gold Innovation Award at Vinitech Sifel 2016 and an Innovative Tech silver medal at Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica 2016

    28/11/2016close
  • Helix enters the US wine market with Bronco

    Bronco launches the first American wine to be sealed with a Helix stopper

    28/11/2016close
  • 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.

    17/05/2016close
  • 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.

    28/01/2016close
  • 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.

    08/06/2015close
  • Brazil: Cork Stoppers mean quality wines

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

    16/02/2015close
  • 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.

    29/01/2015close
  • 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.

    05/01/2015close
  • 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”.

    07/10/2014close
  • 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

    01/10/2014close
  • 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.

    15/09/2014close