Corks and Corkers

There are several types of corkers available. We highly recommend a floor corker with jaws that compress the cork like an iris. Other corkers (twin lever, single lever, and compression corkers) rely on human muscles to compress the cork and push it into the bottles. Corks are made from the bark of the cork oak, Quercus Suber from Portugal which has 30% of the worlds' cork trees. The increased popularity of winemaking has resulted in a much wider range of cork choices than ever before. Which cork is right for you? Look realistically at how long you expect to store your wine before drinking. A good rule of thumb is 'you get what you pay for.' The cheapest cork isn't always the best and if you do decide to keep some bottles for the future, you may find yourself having to re-cork them in a few years. If you are making a wine you intend to drink within the next 6 months, a very long cork might be a waste of money; see: Guide to which cork to use.

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