This is a subject that has raised a lot of questions because things have changed rather rapidly. Lately, when you buy wine you’ve probably noticed that, more and more often, the standard natural cork has been replaced by other closures like plastic corks or screw-caps. Why is this happening? The two main reasons are cost [...]
In this episode George Taber, a journalist whose career has spanned over 40 years, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, all about his new book To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science and the Battle for the Wine Bottle. Please listen through this [...]
Part 4: In this final segment on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, talks about new closures and innovations in the industry as he concludes his discussion with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. Text: Corks, from the Tree to the Bottle
Part 3: In this third of four segments on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, will talk about cork taint and some of the recent advances that have been made to address the issue as he continues his discussion with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. Text: Corks, from the Tree [...]
Part 2: In this second of four segments on the cork industry, Heinz Heidenreich, of Cork Supply USA, talks about the advantages and drawbacks of alternative closures such as plastic corks and screw caps as he continues his conversation with our Director of Education, Nancy Hawks Miller. Text: Corks, from the Tree to the Bottle
Part 1 of 4: We’re departing from our usual bi-weekly format for this special interview on the current state of the cork and closure industry, which is broken into four (4), approximately 10-minute segments. Segments one and two will be released on July 18th and 20th, and parts three and four on July 25th and [...]
Cork history and current trends in wine closures. Information about each type of closure, including plastic corks, screw caps and crown caps, with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Text: What About Plastic Corks And Screw Caps?