NPR Reports on the Comeback for Cork

10 06 2008

As most of you may have heard, the trend to use synthetic stoppers and metal screw caps on wine bottles seems to be coming to an end. NPR’s Jerome Socolovsky went to Coruche, in Portugal to report on how the renaissance of cork is helping save Portugal’s forests and how the art of harvesting cork oak is contributing to the preservation of a rich habitat for endangered species such as the Iberian Lynx and the Imperial Eagle.

Listen to their podcast…

Remaining materials from the cork stopper production process are incorporated into other high-value applications such as Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring. To view our latest collections, please visit our website.

NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.

add to :: Digg it :: :: Stumble It! :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: add to ma.gnolia :: add to simpy :: seed the vine




One response

12 06 2008

Great post! hope to read more from you. thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: