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Ian McSorley
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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Pretty amazing combination of hi-touch (and hi-risk), hands-on operations combined with some very sophisticated computerized quality control scanning and sorting.
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Got a few basic tools? Hot glue gun, Xacto knife, and a good measure of crafty creativity? This site has loads of ideas that range from perhaps the world’s smallest indoor plant pot to cork bath mats and home decor details. Check it out and see if it sparks your own DIY craft project: http://www.chomec.com/the-magic-with-corks/...
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As covered in our previous post, Conrad Engelhardt, was one of 95 finalists in the Threadneedle Prize — one of the UK’s largest art prize competitions. Last night, no one was more surprised (and delighted) than Conrad to learn that he was the recipient of the Visitors’ Choice Award – the result of ~15,000 votes....
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Wine cork artist, Conrad Engelhardt, is one of 95 finalists in The Threadneedle Prize for painting & sculpture. The Prize provides experienced and emerging artists with the opportunity to showcase their work… and at £30,000, it is one of the largest art prizes in the UK. Engelhardt’s submission is a diptych portrait of Nobel laureate...
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Eclectic Kitchen Tile by Aptos Tile Stone And Countertop Modwalls The great house design resource site — houzz.com just posted this great collection of 18 cork products that range from crafty to chic and functional to fanciful. Several utilize recycled wine stoppers and one includes the cork ’tile’ application we would like to manufacture here...
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The neo-impressionists may have used paint, but Conrad Engelhardt prefers wine corks as his medium. His recent works in The Other Art Fair — billed as London’s leading artist-led fair — included pieces such as his 50th year tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Conrad’s colour palette is comprised exclusively of the natural colours imparted to 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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