APCOR is a consortium of more than 280 cork companies, representing approximately 80% of the Portuguese cork business volume and 85% of all cork exports from Portugal.
As one of the leading entities within the cork industry, APCOR developed the course to provide a historical look at cork and bring awareness to recent Portuguese cork production innovations.
After investing hundreds of millions of dollars into improving harvesting, manufacturing and storage practices, the Portuguese cork industry has been successful in being able to provide quality natural cork into the market that is almost completely free of TCA," said Elisa Pedro, International Relations and Communications Director of APCOR
is also responsible for promotional activities, with added value to cork, on both a national and international scale, providing, in addition, an extensive Information Resource Centre on cork.
We are very excited to be able to provide American winemakers with this opportunity to have such an in-depth look at the research and programs that are occurring with cork closures," said Elisa Pedro, International Relations and Communications Director of APCOR
recently launched its International Campaign for Cork, a $US 3 million campaign to promote the use of cork as wine closures.
Wine lovers still love their corks," says Elisa Pedro, Director of Communication & International Relations for APCOR
The classic, natural cork enclosure accounts for roughly 70 percent of all wine production, according to APCOR
, the Portuguese Cork Association.