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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 winery,...
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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 tree...
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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. In...
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