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For the background to this Alentejo trip, see The Alentejo on a plate . See also Richard's article on the cork empire and the accompanying video on how corks are made. You don’t...

Tags:  Portugal, corks

The purest, most gut-wrenching conflicts involve only two opponents. Rarely do spectators remain unmoved in a fight between two. It is right against wrong. Good against evil. Ali v Foreman....

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Gasp in awe as my very rudimentary video explains how cork stoppers are made. For an analysis of the cork industry's latest developments, see my report tomorrow.

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The cork industry is thrilled to be able to report that 'leading Australian winery' Rusden ' has announced it is giving up on screwcap closures after five years as a result of persistent quality...

Tags:  corks, TCA

Jancis recently reported here on a fascinating semi-blind comparison between cork- and screwcap-stoppered Vidal Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. I was treated to a similar tasting during this...

Tags:  stoppers, cork

In the light of yesterday's article in The Observer (or Sunday Guardian , as we must get used to calling it) about natural corks and the alternatives, I thought you might be...

François Audouze, Paris-based organiser of www.wine-dinners.com , is seen here at the Clos de Tart tasting demonstrating his own special way of extracting particularly old corks. He was...

Tags:  corks, serving wine

The battles in the closure universe over TCA-derived cork taint and oxygen transmission rates are still being waged, with a good deal of research in full swing, but natural cork (close up of...

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Filipe da Mota Neves worked for the Portuguese trade office in London promoting Portuguese wines and ports very successfully (as I observed in Portugal – how to convince the rest of the...

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In the 1990s I went to take a look at Amorim in Portugal , the world’s pre-eminent cork supplier. On the way to one of their cork processing plants my host anxiously discussed the weather...

The world's leading cork producer Amorim of Portugal has sent out a summary of the company’s first annual Sustainability Report for anyone not wanting to plough through all 86 pages of it...

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Michael A Green: A cork producer could have a few mutts running around on site - heaven knows, Spain and Portugal...

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John Ward, USA: You have written eloquently on the subject...

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Victoria, UK: I feel you may have answered this many times before but if so can't find where...is...

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Andrew Dawson, UK: Another question, I have been advised that where you have, in a young wine,...

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