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December 13, 2013
Damaged Screw caps Can Mean Bad Tasting Wines
How damaged screw caps can cause chemical changes in wine similar to cork taint. This usually occurs when bottles are stocked on shelves or when customers handle them, so be very careful with your screw top wines!
October 16, 2013
Fall Specials + 2013 Closure Survey Report (Pt 3/3)
The final part of the 2013 Wine Business Monthly Closure Survey Results from last month's issue which covers price, bottling line performance, product performance, consumer acceptance, ease of removal, perceived environmental impact, an overall trends.
August 7, 2013
2013 Closure Survey Report (Part 2 of 3)
The second part of the 2013 Wine Business Monthly Closure Survey Results from last month's issue which covers price, bottling line performance, product performance, consumer acceptance, ease of removal, perceived environmental impact, an overall trends.
July 3, 2013
Red, White, and Blue: Wine Closure Ratings for You
The first part of the 2013 Wine Business Monthly Closure Survey Results from last month's issue which covers price, bottling line performance, product performance, consumer acceptance, ease of removal, perceived environmental impact, an overall trends.
May 7, 2013
Wax Special - Experts Joust over Wine Closures
An article from last December's forum in Davis, CA regarding the sustainability and integrity of natural corks, synthetic corks, and screw caps.
January 22, 2013
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
July 31, 2012
WE HAVE MOVED!
April 20, 2012
April Showers bring May Cork Sales
Natural cork remains the overwhelming choice for U.S. wine drinkers because it conveys higher quality than alternative closures.
December 2, 2011
Winter Holiday Sale: A special thank you to our readers/customers
From our December Newsletter:
HOLIDAY SALE: Quality 2" Wine corks!
The deal: 49x24mm - $400/1000 (
The details: Huge inventory of second highest grade 49x24mm (9x2) natural corks. Normal pricing for same-grade corks from other suppliers is between $650-$700/1000. Minimum order: 1,000 corks (1 bag); Lead time: 5-8 business days; Firebranding and printing is available for all orders.One-time fee to produce a print die or firebrand ($160 value) will be waived on orders of 5,000+ corks.
If you would like us to send you samples, please email Christine Agoni at email@example.com with your shipping address. All samples will be sent via US Postal Service unless otherwise requested.
Tragon Corporation conducted a recent survey and found that wine consumers still prefer natural cork
October 4, 2011
Why Cork is so Amazing at Keeping Wine Tasty & 'Screw cap Eduation'
Gizmodo.com, which usually posts about technology and consumer electronics, recently blogged about why cork is such an amazing material. Click the link above to read the cheeky article by Rachel Swaby.
Read about why Scott Greenberg thinks screw caps are a legitimate bottle closure alternative, and also why they are preferable in some instances.
September 6, 2011
Post Labor Day Sale + Cork Comes back: Stopper of Choice
Our sales rep, Christine Agoni, has moved to California's Central Coast to be closer to that region's wineries. She will, of course, continue her relationship with customers nationwide and can best be reached at (805) 235-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're a winery on the Central Coast, please feel free to contact her with any questions or issues regarding wine packaging.
Bonnie Alter explains that corks are once again the stopper of choice due to "wine snobbery". It's a quick read we found on treehugger.com.
July 5, 2011
Corks Make a Comeback, Others Make the Switch
"Traditional cork-makers are winning back market share in the face of competition from producers of synthetic wine stoppers and screw caps. The cork declined for years, but the trend turned around in 2010, and has been especially obvious so far this year."
The findings of Hogue Cellars' first study released in 2004 compared natural cork, synthetic closures and screwcaps, and found that wines bottled under screw-cap were cleanest and best retained fruit flavors.
June 2, 2011
Natural Corks Dominate Closure Survey Report
Natural corks dominated once again in Wine Business Monthly's 2011 Closure Survey Report. The study concluded that natural corks are by far the most popular closure for 750mL wine bottles amongst wineries large and small. Screw caps have firmly established their role as a main cork alternative next to technical and synthetic closures. And although we are seeing a continued decline in "the number of wineries using synthetic closures, their popularity among larger wineries ensures that they'll continue to close a very significant fraction of the total number of wine bottles for the foreseeable future".
If you don't already have the June issue of Wine Business Monthly, we highly recommend getting a copy for the entire Closure Survey Report.If you do have it, check out the new ad we're running on page 36! We're also nestled right in the middle of the Cover Story in the May/June Issue of Vineyard & Winery Management (also located on page 36).
Jon Bonné, of SFGate.com, explains that cork taint isn't just found in corks, but in produce like bananas, apples, and carrots. Cork taint is also found in many chlorine-based products, like household bleach.
Teatro Naturale International gives a very brief explanation of how corks can actually be good for the health.
If you do not subscribe to Vineyard and Winery Management, you can view the May/June 2011 Issue by clicking the link above. Skip to page 36 to see our new advertisement located right in the middle of the cover story!
April 29, 2011
Corks, Screw Caps. Screw Caps, Corks?
The Telegraph's Victoria Moore expresses her personal preference for screw caps over natural corks. "The cork-or-cap question is a tricky one...it's all a matter of 'reduction'" she believes. Be sure to read the comments below the original article as well.
South African winery Klein Constantia makes a surprising switch. Read the full article to find out why.