Cork

What is Cork? 


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CORK IS TREE BARK

A member of the oak family (Quercus Suber)

          The bark is removed every 9 years by hand. 






                     No tree felling 
required.












 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.                                                                

If you want to learn more on Cork check out this site: http://corkforest.org/index.php

Here's an interesting bit of info from their site:
Screw caps are not made from a sustainable product; they are not currently being recycled in the US and are not biodegradable. There is evidence to show that there may be some health concerns from the plastic seal in the screw cap, when closing wine. In comparison to a natural cork, 24 times more greenhouse gasses are released and over and 10 times more energy is used when making one screw cap.  Plastic closures are made from petro-chemicals, are not biodegradable and are rarely recycled. They are not sourced from a sustainable product and produce 10 times more greenhouse gasses than natural cork to produce.
Consider this the next time you buy a bottle of wine!


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Fun quotes about wine.
Wine and Cork just go together!  If you have a favorite quote that's not listed please post it!! 



"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world." 
- Ernest Hemingway

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."
- Benjamin Franklin

"What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”
- William Sokolin

"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food!!" 
- Anonymous

"Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" 
- Dom Perignon (1638-1714) at his first sip of champagne
















The Wine Cork Charms:


Also

My new favorite Wine Quote: 

"In water one sees one's own face: But in wine one beholds the heart of another."
- French Proverb -



CORK CRAFTING



I'm always exploring new ways to use wine corks.  

Here is my growing list: 

1. Garland
2. door mat (synthetic)
3. ornament
4. magnet
5. place card holder
6. coaster
7. stamping
8. game pieces
9. shredded for mulching
10. wreath


11. trivet
12. drawer pull
13. cabinet hardware
14. message board
15. wine charms
16. beads for bracelets or necklace
                                 17. cork tile
                                 18. fishing pole handle













I welcome any other suggestions. 






Please post your ideas!  I would love to see the list grow!  Thanks for stopping by!


"This Dance Is The Joy Of Existence."  - Rumi

This quote was found on a bottle of Imagine Moore wine "Joy"  from the Finger Lakes in NY