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721097701.704Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

1552924233.66Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

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  • Why should I pay more for a cork when a synthetic closure will do an adequate job (for commercial wines)?

    There are high quality cork closures at all price points to suit all wine styles and market segments. These bring with them all the advantages that winemakers and consumers have come to appreciate in cork.

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  • Can cork stoppers be recycled?

    Yes. Being a 100% natural product, cork stoppers are biodegradable and do not pollute the atmosphere if they are thrown in the rubbish bin. However, they are completely recyclable and reusable. Although recycled cork shall never be used in stoppers again, it can be used in coverings, insulation, memo boards, high competition kayaks, badminton rackets, tennis and cricket balls, car and aircraft components, design and fashion items and a multitude of other uses.

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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

    22/04/2019close
  • APCOR launches world’s first televised cork advertising campaign

    Leading californian wineries provide testimonials in the promotional and educational campaign

    22/04/2019close
  • NDtech chosen to seal Coonawarra region’s mosT expensive wine

    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

    18/04/2019close
  • Cork is the gold standard in the world’s top wine and spirits awards

    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

    17/04/2019close
  • Four international retailers promote cork to consumers in the UK, Continental Europe and the US

    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

    15/04/2019close
  • Nielsen study confirms the superior performance of cork-sealed wines

    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

    15/04/2019close
  • Research highlights the negative carbon footprint of Amorim’s Neutrocork®

    Results of PricewaterCoopers study confirm Corticeira Amorim's commitment to the circular economy

    15/04/2019close
  • António Amorim wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 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

    06/06/2018close
  • Helix adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.

    Amorim’s revolutionary twist-to-open Helix cork stopper has been adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.

    04/09/2017close
  • 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