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The New York Times reports that Portuguese cork manufacturers are banding together to “encourage wineries to use cork stoppers rather than aluminum twist-off caps or stoppers made of plastic and other synthetic materials ... The campaign promotes cork by playing up what are proclaimed as its significant advantages over alternatives on environmental and sustainability grounds. That separates it from other efforts that have sold the use of cork for bottles on the issue of taste.”
KC's View:
As I’ve said here before, the romance associated with the popping of a cork is enough for me ... but if they can make an environmental argument in addition, that works for me.