Wine Corks

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Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork - aka the last thing standing between you and your favorite red - comes from? In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees of their bark by hand, using a process that makes certain the tree remains alive and healthy. The method is so difficult that harvesters begin learning the trade from a young age, keeping up a skill passed down through the generations. So, the next time you kick back with a bottle of wine, give that pesky cork a second glance - its journey from bark to bottle is more surprising than you think.


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