The next time you pop a wine cork, drink a toast to the environment. That’s because your choice of wine closures has a real impact on the health of the planet.
Cork is still the hands-down favorite closure for wines sold in the U.S. because it allows wine to age properly, and it is part of the romance of wine. (Have you ever heard of someone saving a screw-cap from a memorable dinner?) But corks are also the favorite closure for the environment.
Corks are made from the bark of a particular species of oak tree found in the Mediterranean Basin. There is no shortage of cork and the oak trees are never cut down for their bark. [Continue reading]