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Wine Wednesday: How Cork Is Made

Food & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

We've taken a look at different wine closures before, but haven't really gotten into the nitty gritty of how cork is made. Lucky for us, scientist and wine write Jamie Goode has done the hard work and put together a spectacular illu...

Use a Drinking Straw to Remove Cork Crumbs from a Wine Bottle

Lifestyle / Productivity : Lifehacker

If you've ever had a cork break up while you're trying to open a bottle of wine, you know it sucks. Instead of straining it or pouring cork into your guests' glasses, grab a simple drinking straw. Put the straw over the bits of cork...

Put a Cork In It: The Wine Closure Debate

Food & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Opening a bottle of wine can involve pulling out a cork, unscrewing a cap, or hitting the bottom of a bottle with a shoe. The proliferation of wine bottle closures has resulted in contentious debate in the wine world as winemakers a...

How To Upcycle Wine Corks

Food & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Now that you know all the hard work that goes into making wine corks, put the ones lying around your house to good use. Danny Seo has some great ideas for upcycling corks on his blog Daily Danny, like making this super-absorbable ba...

Put a cork in it! Claim: wine corks deteriorating due to ‘climate change’

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That?

From Science News: Wine corks may owe quality to gene activity Discovery that distinguishes superior stoppers could help reverse global downturn Even the most superb wine won’t last without its cork, but the quality of this renewabl...


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