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A Closure for Wines Committed to Quality and Sustainability

A Closure for Wines Committed to Quality and Sustainability

To call DIAM a cork company is tells only part of the story. The technology they have developed relies on the efficiency of natural cork as a closure, but works to eliminate the inconsistencies in natural cork that can lead to flaws in wine.

By November 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

California Wine Country Bracing for Fire Season
As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert…

By August 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

M.A. Silva Announced New Manufacturing Facility for Sparkling and Technical Cork Closures in Portugal

M.A. Silva Announced New Manufacturing Facility for Sparkling and Technical Cork Closures in Portugal

Santa Rosa, CA, August 14, 2017 – Sonoma County based M. A. Silva USA announced a new manufacturing facility located in Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal. The 64,500-square-foot building is dedicated to the production of sparkling and technical cork closures. The $4.1M investment includes state-of-the-art technology and created 35 jobs. “I founded M. A. Silva […]

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, […]

Dry Creek Vineyard Awarded U.S. Patent for Wine Cork Closures with Sustainable Sourcing Information

Dry Creek Vineyard Awarded U.S. Patent for Wine Cork Closures with Sustainable Sourcing Information

HEALDSBURG, Calif. – APRIL 27, 2017 – Dry Creek Vineyard announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. D779,938, related to the design of printed sustainable sourcing information on its wine cork closures. This is the first patent issued to Dry Creek Vineyard, which is celebrating 45 years of family winemaking in Sonoma County, California. The […]

The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail

The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail

Breakthrough Technology Key to 100 Percent TCA Inspected Corks M.A. Silva USA, a leading manufacturer for premium corks, glass and packaging throughout North America, has developed a cutting edge technology to eliminate TCA infected cork by examining each one individually and rejecting those found with any trace of TCA taint. Named the “onebyonetm Program,” this […]

Parramon First to Test Every Cork for TCA

Parramon First to Test Every Cork for TCA

Catalonian cork producer Parramon announces starting January 2017 100% of Parramon corks sold in the North American wine market will be guaranteed free of TCA Girona, Catalonia and Napa Valley, California, January 2017 — “We are the first and only cork company to incorporate the TCA testing of every cork we produce as a standard […]

By January 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Cork Supply Group Introduces VINC

The Cork Supply Group Introduces VINC

New Line of Micro-Agglomerated Corks January 23, 2017—São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—The Cork Supply Group (CSG) is pleased to introduce VINC, a new line of TCA taint free* micro-agglomerated corks that offers a range of very low oxygen transfer rates. With an increasing number of the world’s wines now closed by technical corks, Cork Supply […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
James Herwatt, CEO Cork Supply: Sustainability and Cost of TCA-Free Cork Key in Competitive Closure Market

James Herwatt, CEO Cork Supply: Sustainability and Cost of TCA-Free Cork Key in Competitive Closure Market

After receiving a WINnovation Award for Cork Supply’s innovative DS100+ technology, a machine automated process that detects TCA down to 1 part per trillion, far below the human sensory threshold, Wine Industry Advisor asked CEO James Herwatt a few questions about innovation at Cork Supply and the future of the wine closure market. Greg Hirson […]

By December 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Amorim, the Global Leader in Cork Production, Delivers World’s First Natural Corks with Non-Detectable TCA Guarantew

Amorim, the Global Leader in Cork Production, Delivers World’s First Natural Corks with Non-Detectable TCA Guarantew

Napa, California May 16, 2016 — Amorim (www.amorimcork.com/en/), the world’s leading cork producer, has achieved a major technological breakthrough to become the world’s first cork producer to produce and deliver natural cork stoppers to winemakers with a non-detectable TCA guarantee.* Known as NDtech, the cutting-edge technology greatly enhances Amorim’s quality control measures by screening individual cork stoppers […]

Cork Supply Group Introduces the Next Step in Revolutionary TCA Detection Technology Advanced DS100+ Process

Cork Supply Group Introduces the Next Step in Revolutionary TCA Detection Technology Advanced DS100+ Process

May 3, 2016—London, England—Cork Supply, developers of the innovative DS100 “dry soak” detection system for TCA in natural cork, is set to begin offering customers a faster, automated service called DS100+ that utilizes new, state-of-the-art detection equipment. The company will unveil the innovative DS100+ machine at the London Wine Fair, May 3 to 5. While […]

Talk to Jordi Mercader About Mercader Cork’s TCARE System at Unified

Talk to Jordi Mercader About Mercader Cork’s TCARE System at Unified

Jordi Mercader will be on hand from Girona, Spain to answer questions about the Mercader Cork TCARE system to remove and reduce volatile compounds that could be in the cork to less than 1 ng/L. Also featured will be an extensive video collection showing the entire process from harvesting to finishing corks for shipment. Mercader […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Top 3 Reasons to Visit the M. A. Silva Booth at Unified

Top 3 Reasons to Visit the M. A. Silva Booth at Unified

Our full-service cork, glass & packaging solutions can save you time, money and ensure smooth bottling runs. Our bottles and corks are engineered for an ideal seal for both cork and screw cap bottles. Our product specialists will answer every question. Ask about the newest innovation on the horizon! M. A. Silva UWGS Booth: 1628 […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →