Growth In Demand For Cork Sends Amorim Back To The Forests

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With the current global demand for cork stoppers surpassing 12bn units annually and the wine market’s upward growing curve, the world’s leading cork-company Amorim is going back to basics to ensure sufficient supply of quality product for the years ahead. And by going back to basics we are talking about the source of cork, namely the quercus suber, also known as the cork oak tree. Speaking to the popular Grandes Escolhas Magazine, Antonio Amorim, president of Amorim Cork told of the company’s plans to ensure unhindered supply of product from a new generation of cork forests.

 

Amorim Gets World Talking at Cape Wine 2018

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With exhibition space for South Africa’s triennial wine trade showcase completely sold out, CapeWine 2018 is set to yet again raise the bar as South African wine producers ready themselves for the international trade and media gaze when Wines of South Africa (WoSA) welcomes them from 12 – 14 September. And once again, Amorim will be present at this illustrious event as one of the sponsors.

 

Amorim Cork Brings the Special Wines of Madeira to the CWG

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One of the greatest resurgences in the wine world’s recent history is that of Madeira. Long relegated to the lower shelves as an aide for cooking and cheerful sweet quaffing, the fortified wines from this island off the coast of Portugal have lately undergone a renaissance.

 

Bot River Barrels and Beards tackles Bull by Horns for Charity

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Top image: Kobie Viljoen and Amorim Cork MD Joaquim Sá 

The whackiest event in the South African wine landscape has to be the annual Barrels & Beards Festival held by the small but spirited Bot River Wine Route. Annually a group of wine makers make a vow of not shaving during the harvest, at the end of which they host a beard competition and gigantic slap-up party to celebrate the ending of the grape crush, the beautiful beards and the simple joys of being a member of the wine community in this charming rural enclave.

 

Cork Makes Light Work for Lara Croft Tomb Raider

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Lights….camera…..action….and cork. With the highly anticipated movie Tomb Raider having hit the screens to international acclaim, it is worth noting that cork took on one of the minor roles.

 

A New Cork and an Historical Day on De Wetshof Estate

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None of those who were in the De Wetshof winery on Monday 12 March will forget it. Not one.

 

Taming of all the Screws

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My fascination for wine began with a cork. And more precisely, the opening of a bottle of wine by removing said cork.

 

Amorim Grows Offering in the Sector for Spirits Closures

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One of the most energetic growth sectors of the alcohol beverage industry over the past few years has been the spirits market.

 

New state-of-the-art Zeitz Museum in Cape Town uses cork as insulation

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There is a new landmark in Cape Town, and the whole world is talking about it. The of Contemporary Art Africa opened in Cape Town in September and has immediately grabbed the attention of the art world.

 

Old South African Classics Get New Corks from Amorim

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What can be more precious than the gift of life? Well, that is exactly what a few selected classic South African wines received recently when Amorim put together a team to recork some old wines in the collection held by Distell’s Tabernacle.

 
 
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