CO2 Released by artificial stoppers
CO2 retained by cork stoppers
Besides cork, which other activities make cork oak forests viable?
Besides constituting a natural ecosystem which is unique in the world, cork oak forests make a wide range of agricultural, forestry, forest grazing, hunting and economic activities viable: the harvesting of medicinal plants and mushrooms, honey and beeswax production, coal production, hunting, cattle breeding, birdwatching, tourism and horse riding. It also gives rise to the creation of indigenous food products which are certified by the European Union.
In the seven Mediterranean cork-producing countries, over 100,000 people directly or indirectly depend on the economy provided by cork oak forests.
Won’t screwcaps get rid of the problem of random oxidation?
No. Research and practical experience have shown all closures are subject to some degree of variability. In fact, they show that when properly handled cork performs remarkably consistently.
The high degree of consistency claimed for screwcaps depends to a large extent on eliminating all other sources of variation, including bottle finish variability, capping faults and bottling line faults, all problems that screwcap proponents acknowledge.
These same factors affect the performance of cork, although feedback from winemakers suggests that screwcaps make even greater demands on bottling line management than cork closures.
Amorim staff can advise on correct bottling line procedures to help avoid random oxidation (see Focus, ‘Choosing and Handling Cork’)
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.
When it comes to wine closures, Amorim is worlds apart and our new video shows it28/01/2016
Amorim is the largest producer and supplier of cork stoppers worldwide and in whom the main wine producers trust.
Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards08/06/2015
A cerimónia de entrega de prémios teve lugar pela primeira vez em Madrid, numa gala aberta ao público no Medialab-Prado.
Brazil: Cork Stoppers mean quality wines16/02/2015
Consumers believe that cork best preserves the natural properties of wines.
Recycling of Cork Stoppers in France reverts to the fight against cancer29/01/2015
In the framework of the Ecobouchon recycling programme, Amorim Cork France collected 46 tons of cork stoppers.
Amorim Cork South Africa supports the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme05/01/2015
Amorim Cork South Africa has associated itself to The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme – a reputable training and mentoring initiative for future winemakers and vineyard owners.
A toast to cork!
High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in “what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow”.