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Saturday 28 November 2015


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 »

Amorim lends support to Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers’ European branch has confirmed a partnership with natural cork supplier Corticeira Amorim, which will offer education about wine faults for the organisation’s members and students.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Cork brings beneficial phenolics to wine

Phenolic compounds in cork stoppers can positively influence the ageing of wine, according to Dr. Miguel Cabral, Amorim’s director of R&D.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 4 Comments »

Cork firms hail US and China data

The cork sector has hailed two new surveys it claims signal a strong preference for natural cork closures in the US and China.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Screw caps and cork equally favoured in UK

The popularity of screw caps is now level with that of cork in the UK, while in the US consumers remain loyal to traditional cork closures.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Nike releases trainers made of cork

American footwear manufacturer Nike has released a series of trainers onto the market made from cork.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 2 Comments »

Former Direct Wines director joins re-branded closure company

Former Direct Wines director Justin Howard-Sneyd MW has taken on a part-time role at CorkGuard, the new name for Bacchus Wine Closures, to promote its hi-tech stoppers to “decision makers”.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Man calls 999 over corked wine

A man in Manchester has been warned by police after he called 999 over a dispute about cork in his wine.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 2 Comments »

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