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823977882.297Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

1774482456.95Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

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  • Isn’t it only a matter of time before winemakers understand the use of screwcaps and are able to adjust winemaking practices to accommodate this closure?

    Post-bottling wine chemistry is a very complex issue and the closure is only one of a number of factors affecting wine development (others include the chemical composition of the individual wine, headspace volume and gas composition, free SO2, bottling conditions, etc).  

    Research is improving our understanding but wine researchers don’t yet know enough about how all the factors affect wine development to predict let alone control what will happen in the bottle.

    Experts such as Dr Alan Limmer believe that the likelihood of reduced characters forming after bottling varies from wine to wine, vintage to vintage, placing severe demands on the winemaker wanting to control them.

    Meanwhile, cork has been proven over centuries

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  • Is the cork stopper the only closure with a positive environmental impact?

    Yes. According to the Lifecycle Analysis of Cork Stoppers, commissioned by Corticeira Amorim to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, each cork stopper is responsible for capturing 112 g of CO2. Comparing to artificial closures – aluminium and synthetic – these emit 37,2 g and 14,8 g, respectively.

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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.

    14/05/2019close
  • 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.

    14/05/2019close
  • 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.

    10/05/2019close
  • 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.

    10/05/2019close
  • 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.

    08/05/2019close
  • 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.

    02/05/2019close
  • 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.

    02/05/2019close
  • 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

    22/04/2019close