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732994651.188Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

1578544979.81Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2015

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  • Isn’t it true that producers of icon wines such as Penfold Grange and even French premier cru wines Domaine des Baumard are doing trials of wines under screwcaps and some have already made the switch. When they change surely the market is lost to cork?

    It would be surprising if good winemakers chose to completely ignore new products available in the market. However, as Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago has said, screwcaps must prove they can perform well over decades and still allow the wine to develop the characters wine-lovers value.

    Winemakers should do due diligence and when they do we are confident they will recognise the value cork can add to their wines, a value that has been proven over centuries.

    • Cork vs screwcap closures
  • Are synthetic closures also environmentally friendly because they are recyclable?

    Unlike cork, synthetic closures are not natural, renewable or biodegradable, and their production adds to greenhouse emissions.

    The synthetic materials may be recyclable but efforts to establish recycling of synthetic closures have failed because it is uneconomic.

    No closure can match cork as a sustainable form of packaging, a matter of increasing importance to many consumers.

    • Cork vs synthetic closures
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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

    Latest data from Nielsen Scanning Statistics confirms faster sales growth and rising dominance for cork-sealed brands, which now 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