New twistable cork could make corkscrew obsolete

06/17/2013 | Drinks Business online (U.K.), The · Decanter online · Gizmodo

A four-year collaboration between U.S. bottle-maker O-I and Portuguese cork manufacturer Amorim has resulted in a new twist-off cork that can be reused to create an airtight seal without altering the taste, aroma or color of the wine. "Our research has found that at least 80% of consumers prefer the cork-and-glass combination for their wine. ... [N]ow we have made it easier to use. And it is still the most sustainable option," said Erik Bouts, president of O-I Europe. The Helix cork and bottle will come to market in two years.

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