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2012-02-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, natural cork will be in the spotlight at the GRAMMY Awards.® Maintaining its commitment to sustainability, the 54th GRAMMY Awards will host two events featuring wines sealed exclusively with natural cork and will recycle the closures. Natural cork is biodegradable, recyclable and sustainable, and its use encourages the stewardship of cork oak forests that offset carbon pollution. The awards show will take place...

2011-12-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winemakers who want to lighten their carbon footprint have yet another reason to seal their wine with natural cork, 100% Cork announced today. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231</font>) (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111202/NY16018</font>) The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) is now encouraging...

2011-12-01 07:00:00

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural cork remains the overwhelming choice for U.S. wine drinkers because it conveys higher quality than alternative closures, according to a recent survey by Tragon Corp., the Company announced today. According to the survey, 94 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to purchase wine with natural cork. A nearly equal number, 93 percent, said that natural cork conveys high or very high quality....

2011-10-27 08:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of the top 100 domestic premium wine brands are now sealed with natural cork, another sign of the growing resurgence of cork and the diminishing use and acceptance of alternative closures. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231 ) Case sales of the top 100 domestic premium wine brands sealed with cork surged 7.7 percent during the four-weeks ended Sept. 17, 2011, compared to the same period a year...

2011-07-07 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 100% Cork today announced that its campaign to educate wine consumers about the technical, social and environmental benefits of natural cork wine closures has achieved a number of significant milestones during its first year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231 ) The campaign's Facebook page has surpassed 50,000 fans to become one of the top wine-related social media communities. Coverage of the 100% Cork campaign by...

2011-06-28 14:42:16

Some baseball superstitions are accepted as cold, hard truth. But in the world of physics, the most accepted verities are subject to experimentation. A corked bat hits the ball further? Not in Lloyd Smith's lab. Baseballs today are livelier than in the past? See above. Storing balls in a humidor can curb home run production? We'll grant you that one, but only because Smith has fired the balls through a cannon and measured their bounciness as they hit a bat. Smith, an associate professor in...

2011-04-27 11:07:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day in New York City turned out to be a banner day for the 100% Cork campaign, as hundreds of visitors to Times Square stopped by the campaign's booth to learn about natural cork's environmental, social and economic benefits and to sign the pledge to use only wine closed with natural cork. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231 ) More than 200 visitors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcFSkm5QPQ) signed the 100% Cork...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 100% Cork campaign has been named the Best Advocacy Integrated Ad Campaign for 2011 in a prestigious international competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association. The Internet Advertising Competition award was given to San Francisco-based Citizen Group for creating and producing the branding, advertising, videos, experiential and online components of 100% Cork. The firm shares the honors with the campaign's lead agency, Sitrick...

2011-04-12 11:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports of the death of cork wine closures have been greatly exaggerated. Indeed, corks are not only alive and well, they are grabbing market-share from alternative closures, 100% Cork announced today. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231) "The top 100 domestic wines sealed with cork are selling much better than those with alternative closures and they're fetching a higher price," said Peter Weber, executive director...

2011-04-08 10:55:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson Estate Winery today announced it has shipped 1.75 million wine corks to 153 Anthropologie stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to increase awareness and promote the preservation of Mediterranean cork forests, which support one of the world's highest levels of biodiversity. The program is part of a joint Earth Day-themed effort between the Philadelphia-based fashion and lifestyle retailer and the Cork...