Wine Corks And Cork FAQ

I gathered a few questions and answers about natural cork from the world wide web. Whether true or not, they make us think about our recycling obligations. The wine industry has introduced other ways to protect wine after finding its way inside the bottle. Those are synthetic stoppers and aluminum screw caps, both scientifically …

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 …