29 Nov

Lets get Corked! A fun quiz about cork.

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Welcome to installment #7 on the wine quiz front.

Every time you learn something new about wine… it’s a good day. Now, with this quiz I may sound a little biased. Frankly I am a big fan of natural cork. Plus I love the “POP”.
However, if I can share with everyone a little bit of cork knowledge I will. Well, here we go with some interesting facts about natural corks translated into a quiz. Please read the answers since that is where we learn.

1. Which has the lowest carbon footprint, in other words which impacts the environment the least?

2. Natural cork is a product from?

3. How long does the average cork producing oak tree survive?

4. Which country is the largest producer of cork?

5. It has been said that the reason natural corks lost a great deal of the market share as a wine closure is because... ?

6. Who is credited with making cork the seal of choice for wine bottles?

7. What was the choice of closure for wine bottles in the mid 1600's and prior?

8. By today’s standards and measures what is the actual percentage of wines that are corked? (I will get questioned on this but bring it on).

9. How often can you peel the bark from an Oak tree for cork?

10. Why store your wine bottles on their sides?

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15 Comments on “ Lets get Corked! A fun quiz about cork. ”

  1. Anthony November 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    6 out of 10 this time. Not bad, not bad.

  2. Craig November 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    You must be doing a lot of reading or ‘uncorking’ but a least you’re learning.


  3. leona November 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    my best score yet – 9/10!! And I wasn’t even “corked” when I took the test!

  4. Craig November 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Now you know how to get 10 out of 10!


  5. Grant Wilson December 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Fun quiz. Thanks Craig!

  6. Craig December 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Glad you enjoyed. You can look forward to a new one each month.

  7. Lance Ignon December 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Great quiz! Thanks for posting it. There’s a great deal more to learn about cork at http://www.100percentcork.org.

  8. Craig December 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Glad you enjoyed. 100% Cork is already a link on my site. Big fan.


  9. Jean Newbold December 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    8 out of 19 …not bad for a Winexpert retailer and I even got the how much % of real cork is used in todays industry…yahoo!!

  10. Craig December 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Love to hear everyone is enjoying the quiz. Well done Jean.


  11. NINA BAKER December 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    This was fun :)

  12. Craig December 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I make a new one every month so please enjoy.

  13. Sebastian February 23, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Have been looking at doing some site optimization and improving the web design on my site for a long time, so this post has been really useful. Clear read also, so thank you!

  14. Craig February 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Cheers Sebastian.

  15. Debbie Cox November 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

    The rating says, “Not too shabby”. I think that is giving me more credit than I deserve. Learned something new!

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