CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Why is cork a good closure for wines?
Cork’s success over centuries lies in its unique physical properties that no man-made closure has been able to replicate: lightness, compressibility, elastic memory, gradual recovery, impermeability to liquids and resistance to wear, heat and rot.
Cork also allows a minute amount of oxygen to permeate into the wine after sealing. This appears to have a beneficial impact, but more research is needed to understand the full contribution of the cork to wine development.
In addition, the introduction of technical corks such as Twin Top, champagne corks and Neutrocork has extended the range of cork products available to suit each wine style and market segment.
With proper handling during and after bottling to ensure the best performance, cork is unsurpassed as a wine closure.
How long does a cork oak live?
A cork oak has an average lifespan of between 170 and 200 years.
NDtech chosen to seal Coonawarra region’s mosT expensive wine18/04/2019
Amorim’s pioneering NDtech screening technology - which individually tests each wine cork to guarantee the elimination of the presence of TCA - has been adopted by yet another prestigious wine.
Blind tasting tests confirm consumers' preference for cork stoppers17/04/2019
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.
Cork is the gold standard in the world’s top wine and spirits awards17/04/2019
For the world’s leading wine producers, cork occupies pride of place as their preferred wine closure, as confirmed by the results of the world’s top wine competitions.
Four international retailers promote cork to consumers in the UK, Continental Europe and the US15/04/2019
Consumers' worldwide preference for cork stoppers, as confirmed by market research studies and scientific research, has prompted four top retailers in the US, UK and France to become involved in initiatives that highlight the value of cork stoppers versus artificial closures.
Nielsen study confirms the superior performance of cork-sealed wines15/04/2019
A 2018 study produced by Nielsen for the Professionals du Liège confirmed that cork-sealed wines dominate the French wine market in terms of value and volume and bring clear added value to wines, especially in the “Premium” and “Super Premium” segments, when compared to artificial closures.
Research highlights the negative carbon footprint of Amorim’s Neutrocork®15/04/2019
Results of PricewaterCoopers study confirm Corticeira Amorim's commitment to the circular economy
António Amorim wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 201806/06/2018
The main category of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, an initiative that in Portugal is organized by E&Y/ Expresso, was attributed to António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim.
Helix adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.04/09/2017
Amorim’s revolutionary twist-to-open Helix cork stopper has been adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.
North Americans prefer cork stoppers28/11/2016
Recent market research conducted in the USA and Canada provides further confirmation that cork is the preferred wine stopper for consumers
NDtech wins two major Innovation Awards28/11/2016
Revolutionary packaging solution wins a Gold Innovation Award at Vinitech Sifel 2016 and an Innovative Tech silver medal at Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica 2016
Helix enters the US wine market with Bronco28/11/2016
Bronco launches the first American wine to be sealed with a Helix stopper
Amorim launches world's first whole natural corks with proven non-detectable TCA guarantee17/05/2016
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.