Simpson and Veitch (1993) estimated the cost of sensory appraisal of 1,000,000 corks
to be $1,600 to $3,200 (or 2-3 cents per case).
The black stork, black vulture, and endangered Spanish imperial eagle, of which only 130 pairs remain worldwide, are among the 42 species of birds that depend on the cork
A good part of the book's fascination is simply why a man would go from being one of President Clinton's speechwriters to an unemployed college graduate building a boat out of champagne corks
in a borrowed garage.
While 82 per cent of winemakers who took part in a 2003 survey carried out by Wine Business Monthly said they still used natural cork
, 28 per cent were using some form of synthetic closure for at least some of their wines.
Alternatives such as synthetic corks
and wines with screw-caps have been offered as solutions.
In some batches 20 to 50pc of the corks
will also give a dulling effect to the wine.
Simon Thorpe, Waitrose "Customers are driving this because they don't like synthetic corks
Simply put, this is wine that has gone off because of a faulty cork
are bleached with hypochlorite, but still, there is a lot of storage and shipping involved giving microbes the opportunity to take up residence in the cork
Portugal is at the centre of a row threatening to break up a timeless marriage between wine and the one product in which the country leads the world - cork
The bark of the cork
oak appears to have been designed to make corks
The Nomacorc division commercialized its coextruded, foam-core polyethylene corks