Science helps Spain's natural cork industry pop back

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A link from Reuters

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 saviors: 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.