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We would like to welcome Burdock & Co as the newest participant. Their exceptional wine list is a perfect complement to their great menu. Burdock & Co. serves refined dishes crafted from organic ingredients.
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We want to welcome Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna as our most recent participant in our wine cork recycling program. Previously our northern-most location was the Vinegar Works in Summerland. Now all you Kelowna wine lovers can return all those corks you’ve been saving much closer to home. And, since you’re already at a great...
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Great video clearly shows the harvesting process. Cork trees are first harvested when they are about 20 years old. They can be reharvested every nine years or so. In this video you’ll see workers painting a large white “9” on the trunk after the bark has been stripped. This is the year (2009) that the...
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We’re not talking about leaky dikes. Lukas van Eeden and Sebastiaan Herbschleb, two young entrepreneurs in Amstardam are launching the Netherlands Put A Cork In It wine cork recycling program. We are sharing our program branding and they are coordinating the Dutch translations and production of the counter-top collection containers. As soon as that is...
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It should be no surprise that Orofino Vineyards in Cawston, BC was eager to participate in our wine cork recycling program. Founders, John and Virginia Weber are no new-comers to ‘walking the talk’. Visit their vineyards and you may spot evidence of their commitment to sustainability such as their rooftop solar PV and solar water-heating...
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This September, in collaboration with Cork It, we shipped 16.7 cubic feet of corks to Emily Carr University for use in their industrial design faculty’s “New Wood Materials” class. We’re hoping that all the bright young minds in ECU’s Industrial Design program will develop products and processes that allow us to reprocess our recycled corks right...
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The plans for the Serpentine Gallery’s twelfth summer pavilion designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei have been revealed. The team have performed an archaeological dig, five-meters deep, and used the shapes of items found in the earth to dictate the form of the hollow build. The complex ground shape is to be...
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We know that Vancouver’s North Shore is home to some of the best-stocked wine cellars and it breaks our hearts to think of all those used wine corks with no where to go. To remedy the situation, we would like to welcome 2 new participants to the program — Libation Liquor Store in Dundarave and...
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We’d like to welcome our newest participant, Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive! If you haven’t had a chance to visit, be sure to check out their great new location at 1622 Commercial Drive. Their beautiful new millwork holds a great selection of unique wines. And, in step with reducing their environmental footprint through measures...
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While munching a slice of pizza on the Drive last week, my friend said, “Hey, Put a Cork In It is in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver list. Check it out!” If you take a look at page 43 or scroll about half way down on their Contributors Picks page you’ll see “Best use...
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