Cork

Harvested from the Cork tree, our supplies of this material come mostly from the western Mediterranean area. Although the raw material is replenished. (as the tree continues to grow another layer of cork bark after the harvest), the management of this truly natural product — used since the Roman times, has to be monitored very closely. Some modern alternatives (such as moulded plastic stoppers now used in some wine), have been introduced – but as we enter into the 21st Century, cork is still an important commodity for many industries world-wide.

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