Cork: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

1 12 2008

We have found the perfect gift for the wine-lover in your family!

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Wineopoly! Just pop open your favorite bottle (sealed with a cork stopper of course!) and learn all about wine while playing Wineopoly with friends and family! We love this game because instead of using the regular Monopoly pieces like a hat, dog, or iron, Wineopoly uses grapes, a wine glass, and our favorite- a cork! The cork game piece reminds us of the beautiful Montados where the cork for wine bottle stoppers, and Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring is harvested. If you want to learn more about the Cork Oak Forests, you can check out our blog about the Save Miguel campaign, with a video featuring Rob Schneider.

Speaking of the Montados…Our new friends Chris and Leslie Kehmeier have been bicycling through Europe and made a stop in Portugal! They emailed some of their beautiful photos to share.

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Cork Oaks on the Portuguese Countryside

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A Cork Oak After Harvesting

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Cork Oak Bark

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Cork; Waiting to be Processed

Thanks for these gorgeous pictures Chris and Leslie…We can’t wait to see where your next adventures lead you!

Cork is the gift that keeps on giving. By using cork products, we reduce our carbon footprint, support the generations of farmers in Portugal who harvest these great trees, and help to preserve the eco-system where the trees are grown; an environment that is home to so many endangered animals. What a wonderful gift…

Cheers!

Team Wicanders

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10 12 2008
Leslie Kehmeier

Thanks for posting our photos. One of our favorite parts of Portugal were the cork forests. If you are traveling to the Iberian Peninsula, don’t miss south central Portugal. The landscapes and people are wonderful!

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