New York Times Travel Review!

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Today the New York Times published an online article about our Cork Forest Eco-Tour of Spain: www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/travel/in-spain-an-eco-tour-that-follows-cork-from-tree-to-bottle We are very happy and excited! Thank you to Jordana Wright for the beautiful photographs. Make sure you sign up for next years tours, as they are sure to sell out. Fact: There are over 300 million people inContinue Reading

New Collection Partner

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We are very honored to announce that Wine&Spirits Magazine, America’s practical guide to the straightforward, enlightened enjoyment of fine wine and premium spirits, has become our newest collection partner. All of the natural corks collected from their review tastings and events will be donated to the Cork ReHarvest program. Thank you to the staff atContinue Reading

GREEN GIFT MONDAY, 11/28/2011

  Please join us in supporting The Nature Conservancy’s Green Gift Monday, November 28th. This Cyber Monday give a gift that’s good for the planet. We want to encourage you to find responsible, meaningful holiday gifts—make something, give an experience, donate to a cause or purchase an eco-friendly product. Sign the pledge to give greenContinue Reading

Important New Study on Estrogenic Activity in Plastics (Including Plastic Wine Closures)

This study was conducted by a team of researchers, including Dr. George Bittner, Professor of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin. info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1003220. When asked for information regarding plastic wine closures, one of the research team members, Stuart Yainger sent us this reply: “The plastic  corks tested were Nomacorcs, sourced from a winemaker supply house (Winemakers Depot). We tested both the outerContinue Reading

CLASSY AWARDS, VOTE NOW, PLEASE

The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has been nominated for a Classy Award in the category, “Most Effect Awareness Campaign”. For our promotion and partnership with Anthropologie. The Classy Awards are the Oscars of the nonprofit world. We are very honored to have been  nominated, but we need your help. Only the top 10 vote getters are invited to theContinue Reading

Wente Vineyards Joins Cork ReHarvest

We are very honored to announce that Wente Vineyards, Americas oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery has joined our cork recycling program. With values of Respect, Integrity, Sustainability and Excellence, the Wente family has a proven commitment to their employees, customers and to our planet. We encourage you to support the wonderful wines of the WenteContinue Reading

Trip to Portugal Winner!

In an effort to raise awareness about conservation of the cork forests of the Mediterranean and natural cork recycling, Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV) teamed up with The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA) and Amorim Cork to sponsor the 2nd annual cork collection contest.  For every 3lbs of cork (approx. 375 corks) a person brought toContinue Reading

Anthropologie “Dream Team”

While attending the Garden State Green Fest, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Katie Fetterolf and Erika Sorgule, the visionary team that developoed our Earth Day partnership with Anthropologie stores. We’ll have more info and pics in the next two weeks, but for now, hats off to an amazing team!

Wine World Warehouse, New Partner!

We are very excited to announce another collection partner, Wine World Warehouse in Seattle WA. With thousands of customers, ready to bring in their natural corks, we’re really excited about the amount of cork they’re going to collect. Please visit their website: http://wineworldwarehouse.com/

New Collection Partner

We are very happy to add Sojourns Fair Trade store to our growing list of collection partners. If you’re in Birmingham AL make sure to stop by and drop off your natural corks, Sojourns 2017 Third Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 205-323-5680 www.AdventureArtPeace.com

Wine Bottle Renew

We are very excited to help promote this amazing new company! Check out their website: http://winebottlerecycling.com/ Here’s a quote from their home page: Wine Bottle Renew provides wineries with clean, safe and cost-effective wine bottles. Our service enables wineries to significantly lower their carbon footprint, lower their wine bottle cost and provide a good-for-everyone solutionContinue Reading

White House Corks

Recently First Lady Obama hosted celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse to the White House for a “cook off”. As all of these chefs are collection partners for Cork ReHarvest, we thought it would be a great idea if the White House did the same. So we’re asking our loyal Facebook friendsContinue Reading

New Seasons Partnership

New Seasons Market announces a new partnership with Cork ReHarvest, Willamette Valley Vineyards and Bacchus Fine Wines that enables customers to recycle their corks at all of our nine stores. Starting June 14, customers can now bring their corks to any New Seasons Market and simply drop them in a cloth bag hanging in theContinue Reading

Cork ReHarvest and Leeanau Peninsula Vintners Association Announce Cork Recycling Partnership

We are very proud to announce our partnership with the Leeanau Peninsula Vintners Association. Continuing their commitment to sustainable wine making practices, the 21 wineries in the upper Michigan peninsula have joined together to collect their cork in support of Cork ReHarvest’s efforts. “We are very excited and honored to be part of this effortContinue Reading

Savor joins Cork ReHarvest

Savor takes another step in its commitment to green practices Savor Catering at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall is pleased to announce a partnership with Cork ReHarvest, a recycling program to reclaim a small portion of the estimated 13 billion natural cork wine stoppers sold into the world market each year. Savor is already an industryContinue Reading

Green Wine Summit

I’ve just come back from the “Green Wine Summit” in Santa Rosa CA and did I ever learn a lot. It was a wonderful opportunity to see so many people from all aspects of the wine industry coming together to learn and to teach about the advancements in sustainable, organic and bio dynamic wine making. We learned about the publicsContinue Reading

Cork Shortage?!

As Cork ReHarvest continues to grow, I’m always amazed by the questions and comments I receive. Not only from the public but from wine industry professionals as well. Often someone will say to me “I buy screwcap wines because I’m saving the cork forests”. They get a blank look back from me before I can gatherContinue Reading