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Algarve and the cork

Did you know that the best wines, sparkling wines and champagnes worldwide use stoppers made in Portugal, namely in the Algarve?

In fact, Portugal is the world's largest producer of cork, and from the Algarve region comes some of the best cork in the world. The soil´s characteristics and the tempered climate with mild winters provide the ideal conditions for the development of cork oaks, from which cork is manually extracted every 9 years.

Natural, ecological, light, flexible, versatile, resistant, long-lasting, recyclable, hypoallergenic and with high thermal and acoustic insulation qualities, cork has been a raw material present in our daily lives for a long time. A lot more than bottle stoppers, there are countless possible uses for cork, from the food packaging, military, naval and automobile industries, to fashion accessories such as shoes, wallets and hats, including coating and thermal insulation solutions for floors and walls of many houses in Algarve or NASA's aerospace vehicles.

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