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Video: Spain's cork industry pops back Add to ...

After a couple of sober years, Spain's cork industry is enjoying a revival thanks to new production methods that has lessened the chance of cork taint. Sales of Spanish cork plummeted between 2008 and 2010 as plastic wine stoppers or metal screw tops made headway globally alongside declining wine consumption. But now the traditional cork business has recovered, rescued by unlikely saviours: cutting-edge laboratory researchers in white coats who are demonstrating why nature's stopper may still be one of the best ways of preserving and serving bottled wine

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