Burdock & Co has just joined the program

June 26th, 2014

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. Chef Andrea Carlson’s relationship with local suppliers ensures that only the best arrives at the table, whether sourced from one of Vancouver’s nearby farms or a downtown urban garden.

To quote Burdock & Co, “We have chosen to support Naturalist wine-makers, those who challenge the conventions of modern, chemical farming and industrial wine making. Our dedicated evolving wine list represents the best of Naturalist wines available in Vancouver.”

Recycling their used wine corks is a perfect fit with this philosophy on food and wines.

Our continuing efforts to reprocess corks locally will achieve even greater environmental benefits than our original program by nearly eliminating transportation emissions.

We Welcome Orofino Vineyards!

March 22nd, 2013

courtyard of orofino vineyards in oliver bc, a new participant in the put a cork in it cork recycling programIt 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 panels atop their straw bale winery building. The 21-inch thick walls provide an R-60 insulation rating — 5 times higher than code requirements.

Aside from their commitment to energy efficiency and sustainable practices, they also make some damn fine wines. You owe it to yourself to sample a few. Details are available on their website: orofinovineyards.com

Welcome aboard Put A Cork In It!