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Can Champagne Be Corked?

Can Champagne Be Corked?

Each year a new study emerges with claims to the frequency of corked wine bottles. “Less than 1 percent,” some studies say, while others put that figure closer to 3 percent. Truth is, it’s impossible to know the exact proportion of bottles cork taint affects. One thing we can pin down, however, is which closures […]

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What Happens If the Cork Falls Into Your Whiskey?

What Happens If the Cork Falls Into Your Whiskey?

Breaking a cork into your wine is a relatively familiar problem. Like all beverage professionals and functioning alcoholics, we’ve explored its causes and sought best-practice solutions. But! What if you pull off the cap of a beloved whisk(e)y only to find yourself with a handful of wood or plastic topper, while the cork remains firmly […]

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These 10 DIY Cork Furniture Ideas Are Everything

These 10 DIY Cork Furniture Ideas Are Everything

If you drink as much wine as we do, you’re bound to be swimming in a sea of wine corks. While yes, they do look adorable in that little wire cage decoration perched on your kitchen counter, what the hell are you supposed to do with them when said cage runneth over? Make furniture, of […]

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10 Cork Crafts For Your Wedding

10 Cork Crafts For Your Wedding

If you’re a wine lover with an upcoming wedding, there’s no doubt about it that corks will play a big role on your upcoming day. The popping of corks will be plentiful, but why stop it there? Incorporating corks into your wedding decor is both chic and stylish — and totally you, if you’re a hardcore […]

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What is Cork and Why is it Used to Close Wine Bottles?

What is Cork and Why is it Used to Close Wine Bottles?

Unless you drink boxed wine to the exclusion of all others, cork has played a role in your wine journey. Whether getting the reputation as a “world-class cork breaker” sent you running for screw caps, or hearing the delightful “pop!” transformed you into a wine enthusiast, your wine memories involve at least a little cork. But cork is more than the recalcitrant barrier between […]

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