If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.
Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!
I feel the environmental impact of the cork industry cannot be underestimated.
It bodes well for the resurgence of cork, particularly in light of serious environmental and climate concerns.
After all, cork isn't trying to function like screwcaps or synthetics, but the verso is most definitely true.
I'm so tired of seeing the currently stylish attitude of bashing cork, often by people who claim to be environmentally conscious. Reread the articles! Screwcaps and synthetics ain't green! At all!
"There has never been a peer reviewed or scientific study done to corroborate the outlandish claims of 5-10% spoilage of wines due to the natural cork closure. This a fallacy, perpetuated by those with a vested, financial interest in selling alternative closures. I'm happy to have you quote me on that."
The cork forest sucks up CO2 which is generated in part by the plastic and aluminum refining processes. "Endocrine disrupter" is not a phrase you'll see in relationship to cork. And there’s no such thing as a “cork spill.”
You’d think that having all of those beautiful experiences among the stunning scenery and environment of wine country would make me long to be a winemaker. And you would be wrong. Oh so very, very wrong.
I found that many people blogging or reporting online were satisfied with parroting the status quo. I call that lazy research and lazy reporting.