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Cork and its performance in various areas, new applications, the environmental, economic and social importance of the cork oak forest, its performance among national exports and its ability to surprise, have been in the news in several national and international media outlets. This noble product hasn’t gone unnoticed in the world media and several journalists from various parts of the world have visited Portugal to get a closer look at an ecosystem, an industry, a sector, that gains ground every day.

By William Lyons IN A TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED cellar with little damp, a good cork will be able to protect wine for several decades. The problem arises on those rare occasions when it doesn’t. Anyone who has [...]

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Most people have a hard time associating cork with anything other than wine. While bottle stoppers account for roughly 70% of cork production worldwide, cork can also be in musical instruments, insulation, and a [...]

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For many people, cork represents little more than a handy stopper for keeping wine in its bottle until they’re ready to drink it. However, many of the properties which make this such an effective wine closure [...]

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The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) obtained approval for another project to promote cork in the international markets. This time, the budget is of 7.3 million euros, funded 80% by the program [...]

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By STANLEY REED ESTREMOZ, Portugal— I had always thought plastic wine corks and screw caps were tacky, but now I have a good reason for avoiding them. Buying wine with real corks helps preserve the cork [...]

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21 December 2012

APCOR has published several brochures containing information about APCOR activities, technical manuals regarding cork stoppers to consumer and wine professionals. You can download [...]

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There is no stopping cork. Once best known for closing wine bottles, the nonflammable oak wood from ancient Mediterranean forests is today’s hot design material. As part of London’s Cultural Olympiad [...]

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Vote on this video InterCork video Campaign was submitted to the prestigious RegioStars Awards 2013, by COMPETE– Operational Competitiveness Factor Programme – as an example of innovative projects [...]

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