Choose Wines with Real Cork Stoppers

What is "Real Cork Inside"?

Understanding that the screw cap and plastic are not environmentally sound closures, thousands of people across the country have made a commitment to support wineries that use natural cork.

Not buying a screw cap wine is easy; it can be seen right on top of the bottle. But how do you know what’s inside a bottle with a capsule cover, plastic or natural cork? Unless you’ve had that wine before, you can’t actively choose to buy natural cork, until now.

The Real Cork Inside assurance program eliminates that guesswork. By displaying the acorn logo on the bottle, a winery lets consumers know that the wine they are choosing has been closed with natural cork.

Why the Acorn?

The cork tree is a member of the oak family (Quercus suber), and as such produces beautiful large acorns. These acorns are a valuable source of food for the insects and animals that inhabit the cork forests, as well as containing the next generation of cork oak trees.

Why Participate?

Your winery has made the commitment to use the most sustainable, renewable and recyclable closure, natural cork. With consumers’ heightened awareness for products that are sustainable, the Real Cork Inside assurance program gives them another reason to support your winery. Please contact Patrick Spencer for details of the Real Cork Inside assurance program.


2 Comments on “Choose Wines with Real Cork Stoppers”

  1. Zoe @ Pantry and Fridge says:

    I support this as well. Big misconception that real cork stoppers are being replaced by plastic or twist because cork is becoming “endangered” but that is not true.
    If we stop supporting the wineries that use natural cork then the cork forests suffer. The tree isn’t harmed when harvesting the cork, and produces more cork bark… Right?
    Thank you for another interesting post.
    🙂

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