Wine and champagne corks are a free resource made from natural materials with a tiny carbon footprint.
Don’t feel guilty about opening another bottle of wine or popping another bottle of champagne. You’re just collecting more craft supplies 🤣.
A Little Bit About Wine Corks
No screw-top wines for me! I only buy bottles with natural corks. My parents, who live in Portugal (where 50% of the world’s wine and champagne corks come from), have drummed it into me.
Not just because they are wine snobs and enjoy the ritual of opening a cork wine bottle, but unscrewing a cap is just a bit too basic for them. My parents are also thinking about economics, environmental issues and bio-diversity.
Corks are 100% recyclable and skillfully harvested by hand from the bark of the cork tree without causing too much damage. It’s Portugal’s biggest export. The cork forests are a vital habitat for endangered animal species such as the Iberian lynx and a crucial part of the country’s cultural landscape.
After the wine and champagne have been drunk, instead of throwing out the corks, upcycle and craft the natural resource guilt-free.
Get your family and friends to save their corks for you. And then return them as wonderful homemade Christmas wine cork ornaments and decorations that will make them go aww!