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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Screw cap wine blamed for loss of forest in new campaign to revive traditional cork

Screw cap wine blamed for loss of forest in new campaign to revive traditional cork

Date : 16th July 2010, Source : The Telegraph (UK)



The fashion for screw cap wines among the middle classes is destroying forests and could lead to the extinction of one of world's rarest wildcats, ecologists claim. It used to be unthinkable to start a dinner party without a satisfying ‘pop’ of the cork. But the popularity of ‘New World’ wines from Australia or America and the convenience of opening a picnic bottle without a corkscrew led to a rise in the popularity of screw caps. Now cork suppliers and environmentalists are fighting back claiming the move is threatening the two million hectares of forest across Portugal, Spain, North Africa and Italy which are sustained through industry management.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/7894641/Screw-cap-wine-blamed-for-loss-of-forest-in-new-campaign-to-revive-traditional-cork.html





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