Wine Cork Story [Part 2]

Cork, synthetic or screw tops… Is there one better than the other? Yesterday, I bought 2 bottles of wine with a screw top. Don’t judge! The opening procedure was quite unorthodox and far from being romantic. The scratchy, metallic sound approximating that of a bottle of soda being opened was quite …

Wine Cork Story [Part 1]

Where does cork come from? Corks are made out of… well, cork. It is harvested from a tree called “Quercus suber“, Latin for oak cork (chêne liège in French). These trees have a life expectancy of two to six hundred years. They primarily grow in countries that run along the coast …