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799783646.508Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

1722378816.93Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

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  • Which is the largest and oldest cork oak in the world?

    The oldest and most productive cork oak in the world is the Whistler Tree, in Águas de Moura, in the Alentejo. The cork oak was planted in 1783, stands over 14 metres tall and the perimeter of its trunk is 4.15 metres. Its name comes from the noise made by the numerous songbirds that shelter among its branches. Since 1820, it has been harvested over twenty times. Its 1991 harvest produced 1,200 kg of cork, more than most cork oaks yield in a lifetime. This single harvest produced over one hundred thousand cork stoppers.

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  • Don’t screwcaps avoid flavour scalping that occurs under cork and synthetic closures?

    Winemakers and researchers are still learning about the interactions between the wine and the closure, including the ability of the closure to absorb certain flavour compounds from wine.

    At this stage it appears that synthetic closures have the greatest tendency to scalp flavours, whereas screwcaps scalp little if any flavour. Cork appears to lie somewhere in between.

    It may be that in some cases the ability to modify flavour has a beneficial effect, for example in modifying high concentrations of TDN, which imparts a kerosene-like flavour to Riesling.

    Some researchers also claim that cork has the ability to remove sulphide compounds from wine, but this is unproven.

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  • APCOR’s 2018/19 yearbook highlights the continuing strong export growth of cork stoppers

    Natural cork stoppers enjoy the highest growth rates.

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  • 220-year old pristine cork-sealed Madeira wines discovered in Liberty Hall Museum, NJ

    A selection from one of the biggest early collections of Madeira wine in the United States, was sold at Christie's New York on December 7.

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  • Cork in the spotlight at ARCO Madrid

    The 2019 edition of Arco Madrid, one of the world’s leading International Contemporary Art Fairs, put cork in the spotlight in its VIP Room.

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  • Amorim Top Series unveils innovative capsulated cork stoppers

    Amorim Top Series – a world-leading supplier of capsulated cork stoppers for the global spirits market – has recently unveiled innovative new stoppers and launched a new site (amorimtopseries.com) that offers enticing sensorial experiences.

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  • Corticeira Amorim awarded the Innovation & Research prize in Revista de Vinhos’ “Best of 2018”

    Corticeira Amorim won the Innovation & Research prize in the Portuguese Food and Wine “Oscars” - the Revista de Vinhos magazine’s “Os Melhores do Ano 2018” (Best of 2018) awards, held on 1 February in the Alfândega do Porto, with over 900 guests.

    08/05/2019close
  • Cork-sealed wines have 65% market share of US premium wines

    Cork-sealed wines command a $4 price premium.

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  • Helix chosen by Bronco’s The Great American Wine Company

    The ground-breaking Helix™ wine bottle and closure system - developed by Amorim and O-I - has been adopted by Bronco Wine Company’s Great American Wine Company (GAWC) for its California wines.

    03/05/2019close
  • The importance of cork

    The importance of environmentally-friendly wine packaging was highlighted during the 2019 Porto Summit - focusing in particular on the advantages of glass bottles versus plastic containers, and cork stoppers versus artificial closures.

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  • Cork’s sustainability credentials highlighted during the Climate Change Leadership Conference – Solutions for the Wine Industry

    Hundreds of wine industry experts attended the 2019 Climate Change Leadership Conference - Solutions for the Wine Industry, whose final day included the 2nd Porto Summit, with former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore, as keynote speaker.

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  • Blind tasting tests confirm consumers' preference for cork stoppers

    New research, involving hundreds of North American wine consumers in blind tasting tests, has confirmed a global preference for cork in the world's biggest wine market.

    24/04/2019close
  • ‘German’ Riesling is uncorked

    New research, involving hundreds of North American wine consumers in blind tasting tests, has confirmed a global preference for cork in the world's biggest wine market.

    23/04/2019close
  • APCOR launches cork academy programme in China

    Chinese consumers reveal an overwhelming preference for cork

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