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April.19.2005 : Tuesday
 All about Corky
Cork Oaks live about 150-250 years. Virgin cork is the first cork cut from generally 25 year-old trees. Another 10-12 years is required for the second harvest. A tree can be harvested a dozen times in its lifetime. Cork harvesting is done entirely without machinery
I drink a lot of wine, but just realized that I know very little about where those corks come from. Apparently Portugal is in the midst of a nasty drought which will probably slow down the cork harvest.
Link: The Perfect Storm for Cork Arrives
» rich  · 09:42 »food & drink comments [3] 


becca   4/19/2005 11:05

eve   4/19/2005 15:09
I was just this morning thinking about cork. and composite corks. and screw cap corks.
There's been talk for years about non-sustainable corking. hmmm.

stu   4/19/2005 20:19
"Non-sustainable corking" is definitely a euphemism for something horribly dirty.

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