Sunday’s Wine Facts With Brad’s Wines

Wine Facts . Five Cork Truths

A pile of used wine corks.

Cork trees are not cut down, they are harvested, by hand, every 9 years.

A cork tree that is harvested of its bark will, over its lifetime, absorb 10 tons more CO2 than one not harvested.

There is no cork shortage; in fact, there is enough cork to close all the bottles of wine produced for the next 100 years.

Wine taint from TCA is less than 1%.

Cork forests support our planet’s highest levels of forest biodiversity and keep 6.6 million acres of the Mediterranean basin from becoming a desert.

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