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Saturday 1 October 2016 loc: GB

Cork

Amorim: Portuguese cork exports to hit €1bn by 2017

Head of the world’s largest cork producer, Antonio Amorim, believes that Portuguese cork exports will reach €1 billion by 2017.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Winemakers may be able to select cork according to its phenolic content

In the future, winemakers may be able to select a natural cork closure with a specific concentration of phenolics to positively influence a wine’s development in the bottle.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 2 Comments »

Trial plantation to slash cork growing times

Amorim, the world’s largest cork producer, is to take part in a trial cork tree plantation in Portugal that will cut growing times by 15 years.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 1 Comment »

Amorim’s NDtech a “game changer” for cork

NDtech, Amorim’s new TCA-screening technology for natural corks, is a “game changer”, according to the company’s chairman, Antonio Amorim.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 No Comments »

The Cork Supply Group opens new facility in China

The Cork Supply Group’s new facility in Tianjin is the latest step in the company’s plans to service the Chinese wine industry.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Cork suppliers step toward TCA-free future

Natural cork producers are ramping up their efforts to stay ahead of alternative closures with the launch of new technology that promises to eliminate TCA cork taint.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 8 Comments »

Hakkasan somm wins ‘Taster of the Year’

The first Amorim Taster of the Year Award has been won by Tobias Brauweiler MS, head sommelier at the London restaurant Hakkasan Hanway Place.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne cork grounds plane

Damage caused by an errant Champagne cork forced the pilot of an easyJet plane to make an emergency landing.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Reward offered for return of giant cork

A giant cork has been stolen from a winery near Prague, prompting a reward of 100 bottles of sparkling wine to for its safe return.

Friday, August 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Screwcap triumphs in maturation test

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to “ground breaking” results during a blind tasting at this week’s Vinitaly.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 3 Comments »

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