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746637007.932Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

1607924558.11Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

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  • Winemakers in Australia and New Zealand are switching to screwcap closures. Doesn’t that suggest a positive experience with using them?

    Winemakers have begun to use screwcaps, especially on fresh aromatic and quick drinking wines, but most also use cork.

    As well as concern about suphide like odours, many winemakers have expressed caution about their suitability for wines with greater complexity.

    They have concern that screwcaps will slow down bottle ageing, creating ‘Peter Pan’ wines, ‘frozen in time’, which never develop the same character as they do under cork.

    Some winemakers have returned to cork, disappointed with the effect on wine quality.

    We are confident that with further experience winemakers will recognise the value a cork closure can add to their wine.

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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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  • 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.

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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.

    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