wine bottle cork

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Traditionally wine bottles were almost always sealed with a natural cork. More recently, many alternative (non-cork and cork) closures have been developed in response to the various problems related to the use of cork. There has been a response from the cork industry through improved effectiveness within the various cork closure options. There has also been a focus on promoting the benefits of cork.

1) Outline the reasons for the development of alternative closures to cork.
2) Evaluate the non-cork closure options available for sealing a glass bottle.
3) Examine the cork industry’s response to the issues with its product and to the competition.

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