January 10, 2018 — São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—Cork Supply, the first closure company to offer a groundbreaking Bottle Buy Back guarantee* for natural corks in 2015, now provides the same guarantee for VINC technical corks. VINC is the first new TCA taint free** product line to be launched from the company’s Technical Cork Plant which opened in 2016, and completes Cork Supply’s portfolio of TCA free closures that include the DS100 natural cork, the DS100+ natural cork, and the CS Cuvée 0+2 DS100 cork.

“At Cork Supply, our vision is to produce quality closures that add value to the industry,” says Jochen Michalski, Cork Supply founder. “The VINC closure line is the result of our focused research and development efforts. The closures are produced 100% from our own high quality raw cork materials with state-of-the-art individual molding technologies. Our new, improved VAPEX process ensures that all wines bottled with VINC corks are TCA taint free** at a more cost-effective price than comparable products on the market.”
The VINC family currently includes three different technical corks:

VINC with granules sized 0.5 to 2.0 mm and ideal for shelf life up to 3 years

VINC + with granules sized 0.5 to 1.0 mm and ideal for shelf life up to 5 years

VINC Cuvée for sparkling wines with granules from 0.5 to 2.0 mm and ideal for shelf life up to 2 years

*Customers receiving a cork taint claim will be required to return the bottle and cork to the Cork Supply laboratory for inspection. The cork and wine will be tested, and if cork-derived taint is discovered, Cork Supply will reimburse the winery for the retail release price of the wine.

**releasable TCA at or below 0.5 ng/L

Please visit the Cork Supply Booth, #1110, at the UNIFIED Grape Symposium, scheduled for January 23-25, 2018 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA.

About Cork Supply
Since its founding in 1981 by Jochen Michalski, the Cork Supply Group has been redefining quality through innovation, superior service, and expertise. Cork Supply is an ISO-certified producer of premium closure products for the global wine industry, including natural corks, VINC, CS and Cuvée technical corks and Talis bartops. In addition, the Group offers labels from the award-winning Studio Labels, as well as traditional handcrafted, custom-finished French and American oak barrels and Creative Oak alternatives from their state-of-the-art cooperage, Tonnellerie Ô. The Group serves as distributor for products from Nomacorc, Guala Closures, Sparflex, Rivercap and Herti, and operates their own production facilities in all corners of the globe, including Europe, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, China, and the United States, providing services to wineries in more than thirty countries. See more at: www.corksupply.com.

Contact: Peter Hladun
VP and General Manager
Cork Supply USA
Direct: +1 707 748-3449

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