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418283695.764Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

900797334.624Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • When does the first stripping take place?

    The first stripping takes place when the cork oak is 25 years old and the trunk has reached a perimeter of 70 centimetres, measured 1.5 metres from the ground. Subsequent strippings take place at intervals of at least nine years.

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  • Don’t screwcaps avoid flavour scalping that occurs under cork and synthetic closures?

    Winemakers and researchers are still learning about the interactions between the wine and the closure, including the ability of the closure to absorb certain flavour compounds from wine.

    At this stage it appears that synthetic closures have the greatest tendency to scalp flavours, whereas screwcaps scalp little if any flavour. Cork appears to lie somewhere in between.

    It may be that in some cases the ability to modify flavour has a beneficial effect, for example in modifying high concentrations of TDN, which imparts a kerosene-like flavour to Riesling.

    Some researchers also claim that cork has the ability to remove sulphide compounds from wine, but this is unproven.

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  • Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro  students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards

    A cerimónia de entrega de prémios teve lugar pela primeira vez em Madrid, numa gala aberta ao público no Medialab-Prado.

    08/06/2015close
  • Brazil: Cork Stoppers mean quality wines

    Consumers believe that cork best preserves the natural properties of wines.

    16/02/2015close
  • Recycling of Cork Stoppers in France reverts to the fight against cancer

    In the framework of the Ecobouchon recycling programme, Amorim Cork France collected 46 tons of cork stoppers.

    29/01/2015close
  • Amorim Cork South Africa supports the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

    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.

    05/01/2015close
  • A toast to cork! 

    CBS News

    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”.

    07/10/2014close
  • The cork oak and natural cork play an instrumental role in the fight against climate changes

    A well-managed cork oak forest can sequester 14.7 tons of CO2 per hectare and per year

    01/10/2014close
  • Natural cork closure adds value to the average price of a bottle and is a convincing sales pitch

    A trend analysis using data from AC Nielsen on the TOP 100-selling premium wine brands in the USA shows that since 2010, the year when the study began, there has been a significant 30% increase in the market share of wines sealed with natural cork compared to a 9% increase in wines bottled with alternative wine closures.

    15/09/2014close
  • Ervideira and Corticeira Amorim present Helix at El Corte Inglés

    The first major wine packaging innovation of the 21st century was presented on the 24th of July by Ervideira (a wine producer in the region of Alentejo) and Corticeira Amorim at El Corte Inglés, in Lisbon.

    08/09/2014close
  • Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée

    350 bottles of Champagne were submerged into the sea at a depth of 43 m, in total darkness and a constant water temperature of around 4-6°C

    25/07/2014close
  • Metamorphosis: Innovation and Creativity

    The result of a process of research and development around the cork potential

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork dress
    At drinks retailing awards at London

    Cork to create a unique dress, created by the renowned designer Kevin Freeman

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork synonymous with quality

    Consumer surveys show that consistently and in different markets – USA, Australia, Germany and China – the cork stopper is a powerful selling point

    15/07/2014close