Amorim Tasting: Taking Clay Makes the Wines Shine

The natural relationship between clay and wine extends beyond the water-retention abilities and agreeable pH levels that make clay soils conducive to viticulture. For close on 2 700 years clay has been used to make vessels for the fermentation and holding of wine. Since those first dubious drops of grape juice were poured into clay pots by the winemakers of ancient Greece, Georgia and Rome, the containers have hardly changed in shape and size. Amphorae, as they are known, are today not only eye-catching aesthetic complements to wineries the world over, but represent a modern vinous movement aimed at capturing the natural purity of fermenting and fermented wine.

 

Amorim Backs Stellenbosch Climate Change Initiative

Portuguese cork producer Amorim is to help spearhead the Stellenbosch wine region’s commitment to fighting climate change after Stellenbosch became the first wine region in the Southern Hemisphere to sign the Porto Protocol, a global initiative originating in Portugal aimed at reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change in agriculture regions.

 

Boschendal Museum Class Wine Takes Top-honours at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

Top image: Danielle Jacobs from Boschendal doing a perfect sabrage.

 

Amorim Honoured to be a Part of Historical South African Art Event

William Kentridge, South Africa’s most important living artist, is currently having the most comprehensive exhibition of his work to date shown at Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa’s leading arts centre under the title Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work.

 

Judging Amorim Cap Classique a Highlight in Sydney’s Search for the Perfect Bubble

Image Caption: Judging Cap Classique. From left, Sydney Mello, Heidi Duminy, Cathy Marston, Elunda Basson, Joaquim Sá (MD of Amorim SA) and Paul Gerber.

 

Amorim Selected to Re-cork Rare Wines for Two Top South African Auctions

An initiative launched by Amorim South Africa three years ago to offer a service whereby rare old wines are re-corked to give them a new lease on life has led to Amorim being selected to give recorking support for wines that are to feature at two premier local wine auctions.

 

Pop a Cork to Harvest 2019

Despite all the long-hours, sweat and hard-work, there is something magical about the harvest season. For us in the cork industry, it lies in the satisfaction of seeing the just-cut bark from the cork oaks arriving at our plants in southern Portugal to be processed. It smells of earth and fresh wood, a truly natural product from wild forests, each tree stripped of its bark every nine years.

 

Growth In Demand For Cork Sends Amorim Back To The Forests

With the current global demand for cork stoppers surpassing 12bn units annually and the wine market’s upward growing curve, the world’s leading cork-company Amorim is going back to basics to ensure sufficient supply of quality product for the years ahead. And by going back to basics we are talking about the source of cork, namely the quercus suber, also known as the cork oak tree. Speaking to the popular Grandes Escolhas Magazine, Antonio Amorim, president of Amorim Cork told of the company’s plans to ensure unhindered supply of product from a new generation of cork forests.

 

Prepare your palates for the first wine bottles with a real twist off cork stopper

After the introduction of screw top wine bottles, the cork industry went into a nosedive. 

 

Prepare your palates for the first wine bottles with a real twist off cork stopper

After the introduction of screw top wine bottles, the cork industry went into a nosedive.