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Madeira Wines Fetch Historic Prices at Auction

Madeira Wines Fetch Historic Prices at Auction

Proceeds to be Used to Provide Handicap Access Museum to Establish Permanent Exhibition of Wines & Spirits in Conjunction with Cork Association NEW YORK, December 19, 2018 – The Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University auctioned off through Christie’s Auction House a portion of its collection of centuries old wines and spirits, raising funds to […]

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Major Retailers in the Tri-State Area Fairway Wines & Spirits Launches a Natural Cork Awareness Campaign

Major Retailers in the Tri-State Area Fairway Wines & Spirits Launches a Natural Cork Awareness Campaign

New Campaign Dedicated to Cork Recycling and Wine Education for Consumers NEW YORK, October 11, 2018 – The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) has announced a partnership with retail chain Fairway Wines & Spirits to conduct a two-month campaign in New York Metro area stores to educate wine drinkers about the environmental benefits of cork and […]

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Blind Taste Research Confirms Consumer Preference for Cork

Blind Taste Research Confirms Consumer Preference for Cork

Results Based on a Study in the International Journal of Hospitality Management NEW YORK, September 13, 2018 – A recent study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that wine drinkers in a blind taste test rated the same wine 10 – 13 points higher for appearance, taste, aroma, and overall quality, when […]

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The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

Top U.S. Winemakers Endorse Natural Cork as their Preferred Closure for Wine The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), the employers’ association of the cork sector that represents, promotes and carries out research in the Portuguese cork industry. It was created in 1956 and is based in Santa Maria de Lamas, in the council of Santa Maria […]

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 88% of the World’s Top Wines

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 88% of the World’s Top Wines

Results Based on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2015, 2016 and 2017 NEW YORK, July 23, 2018 – According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 88 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are sealed with cork […]

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge “Gangster Tactics” by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales
A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using “gangster tactics” to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales…

Study Reveals That Wines Sealed with Cork Are Perceived as 15% Better in Quality Than Screwcap

Study Reveals That Wines Sealed with Cork Are Perceived as 15% Better in Quality Than Screwcap

Oxford University-Designed Study Ends Cork vs. Screwcap Debate NEW YORK, September 27, 2017 – The pop of a cork is a celebrated sound across the world, but new research has found that the sound of a cork popping can actually make us think our wine tastes better. The first of its kind, the study was designed by […]

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American Wine Consumers Overwhelmingly Prefer Cork Closures

American Wine Consumers Overwhelmingly Prefer Cork Closures

Cork Seen as a Marker of High or Very High Quality Wine by 97% of Consumers NEW YORK, July 6, 2017 – The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) and the California-based Cork Quality Council announced results from a joint study conducted by U.S. wine market research company, Wine Opinions, to understand the attitudes and purchase behaviors […]

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top Wines

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top Wines

Results Based on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016 NEW YORK, NY, June 22, 2017 – According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures. Each year since 1988, […]