Natural cork and wine have been a powerful combination for centuries. Today cork is still the wine closure of choice for U.S. consumers according to recent surveys. It has proven beneficial effects on aging wine and can protect a fine wine for more than 25 years. APCOR, the consortium of Portuguese cork producers, has spent literally millions of dollars to ensure cork remains the number one seal for wines. Production practices, techniques and rigorous quality control procedures have been developed this past decade to deliver the most widely accepted stopper for wine.

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